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New measles exposure reported in Los Angeles County

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 10:32:01-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County health authorities say the public may have been exposed to the measles at more than half a dozen locations visited this month by a person who had the highly contagious disease.

The Department of Public Health says the case involves someone who traveled outside the U.S. and is not linked to outbreaks reported earlier this month and in April.

The department has published a list of locations visited by the person, including a coffee shop, fast food restaurants, and a bank, gym and drug store from July 14 through 16. Health officials say there’s no known current measles risk at those businesses.

So far this year there have been 16 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents and eight others among non-residents who traveled through the county.