Woman With Measles May Have Exposed 'Avengers' Moviegoers to Disease

Grant Boone
May 3, 2019

Health officials advise those moviegoers to check their vaccination history and notify their health providers.

California health officials say a woman unknowingly infected with the measles went to the movies on the night of April 25. The woman, who had just arrived from an worldwide trip, had somehow exposed other moviegoers to measles between 11 p.m.in the evening until 4 a.m.

A sixth case of the measles was reported Tuesday in Los Angeles County a week after health officials declared an outbreak in the county. The department said the person was there between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., which means there was potential exposure window was from 2:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Following reports in Los Angeles, Butte, and Sacramento, Orange County is the latest victim of the rapidly spreading disease.

The measles case is the first confirmed in Orange County in 2019.

They also were potentially exposed to the measles.

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- The Orange County Health Agency has confirmed the first case of measles in Orange County for 2019.

"St. Jude Medical Center emergency department, 101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Fullerton, from 7 to 9 a.m. April 27".

The woman had recently traveled to a country with high measles activity. Hacker said that if someone who does not have the measles vaccination was exposed at the airport, they could get a rash between April 23 and May 7.

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes or if someone comes into direct contact or shares germs by touching the same objects or surfaces.

Nearly all cases of measles in the United States begin with people who traveled to countries where the disease is prevalent: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued travel notices for Israel, Ukraine, Japan, Brazil, and the Philippines. According to the CDC, one dose of the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella, is 93 percent effective at preventing measles, and two doses are about 97 percent effective.

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