Local health officials warn to look out for measles symptoms

International traveller with measles visited Disneyland

International traveller with measles visited Disneyland

As of early this month, Los Angeles County health officials reported 16 measles cases amongst county residents this 365 days and - to boot to to the Unusual Zealand lady - 10 others amongst non-residents who traveled thru.

The girl remained in Southern California through until August 15 and has since returned to New Zealand, said Dr Nichole Quick, the county's health care officer.

The health care agency has been working with Disneyland and the nearby hotel to reach people believed to have had contact with the teen.

OC Health Care Agency (HCA) revealed that the teen was at Disneyland and California Adventure Park on August 12 and stayed at the Desert Palms Hotel, which is located near the amusement parks, from August 11 through August 15.

"Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep from getting and spreading measles", a fact sheet posted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. She is believed to fill long past to Disneyland and the Disney California Inch Park on August 12 and then In model Studios, the TCL Chinese Theatre and Madame Tussauds in Hollywood and the Santa Monica seaside and pier on August 14-15, authorities acknowledged. She remained in Southern California through August 15.

The Orange County well being company says individuals who could have been uncovered ought to monitor themselves for signs equivalent to fever and rash occurring as much as 21 days from publicity. And those infected can transmit the virus to another person four days before and four days after its tell-tale rash appears, health officials said.

Quick urged anyone who has symptoms to call their health care provider before going to the doctor to avoid additional exposures.

New Zealand - and the United States - are dealing with their worst outbreaks in decades.

"Tell them that you might have measles before you go in, so they can take steps to prevent other patients and staff from being exposed", a statement released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health Friday advised.

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses in the world.

In 2015, a measles outbreak spirited Disneyland sickened 147 other people and spread right thru the USA and into Canada. Dr. Pamela Hymel, Disneyland's chief medical officer, said in a statement that health officials said the risk to employees and visitors "is likely low".

Symptoms of the virus, which can cause severe complications and even death, include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic rash which can appear up to three weeks following exposure.