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Riverside County health officials seek those who may have been exposed to measles case
June 2, 2019
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – A 20-year-old Santa Barbara man who has been diagnosed with measles traveled through portions of Riverside County while he was contagious, prompting local health officials to notify local residents who may have been exposed to the illness. No cases have been confirmed in Riverside County, but health officials say the unidentified individual stopped at various locations when he traveled through the area May 24-26.
Persons who may have been on-site on the dates of any of the below locations may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed. The Department of Public Health is asking people who may have been at these locations on these dates to check whether they are immune and to consult with their primary care provider if they may be at risk:
Typical symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose, cough, watery or inflamed eyes and a characteristic rash. If they have any of these symptoms, they should contact their provider’s office before going in so that arrangements can be made to reduce potential spread.
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