Health Officials Warn of Possible Measles Exposure At Union Station

Measles Virus

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials announced a person with measles traveled through Union Station while infectious and are looking for people may have been exposed to that person.

The infected person, who is not a resident of Los Angeles County, was at Patsaouras Transit Bus Plaza Bay 8 between 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on July 23.

“There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at this venue at this time,” according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

This was the ninth time this year a person from outside Los Angeles County was in the county while infectious with measles. There have also been 16 measles cases among county residents this year, officials said.

Anyone at risk is advised to review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles, to monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from seven days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop) and -- if symptoms develop -- stay at home and call a health care provider immediately.

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