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San Diego County records second case of measles this year

Posted at 3:28 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 12:31:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The county's second case of measles this year has been reported, health officials announced Tuesday.

The person was fully immunized but came into contact with an 11-month-old San Diego resident who contracted the disease after a recent trip to the Philippines.

The second patient may have also exposed the public to measles at two locations, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services said. Those locations are:

  • 85˚ Bakery Café, 3361 Rosecrans Street, on Aug. 15, 16, 17 and 18 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Min Sok Chon Korean Restaurant, 4620 Convoy Street, on Aug. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Ralph’s, 3011 Alta View Drive, on Aug. 16 from approximately 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Officials added the case is under investigation and more locations may be identified later.

“If you were at any of the locations at the dates and times listed, you should watch for symptoms of measles and call your health care provider if you show any signs of developing the disease,” said Dean Sidelinger, County interim deputy public health officer. “Measles is a very contagious disease that can be easily spread by coughing, sneezing or being in the same room with an infected person.”

Measles can develop about seven to 21 days after exposure to the disease. Early symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes.

A distinctive red rash also appears one to four days after symptoms appear, starting on the face and head then spreads downward and outward. A person is considered contagious four days before the rash appears.

Anyone with symptoms is asked to call their doctor’s office before visiting directly.

Complications from measles are more common in children younger than 5 and adults 20 years and older, though the risk is higher with children. Complications include diarrhea, ear infections, and pneumonia. In severe instances, death can occur.

Since there is no treatment for measles, the best course is generally bed rest, fluids, and fever-control medication. Those will other health problems may need treatment for those specific conditions as well.