County Public Health investigating measles cases in Lancaster and other locations

Supervisor Barger Encourages Unvaccinated Residents to Seek Vaccinations for Themselves and their Families

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is investigating an additional confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident, announced Supervisor Kathryn Barger. This case occurred after international travel and is not related to any of the measles cases announced earlier this year.

The following three locations have been identified as areas of possible exposure to measles related to this case:

  1. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Tom Bradley International Terminal, on April 23, 2019 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  2. Fox Auto Parks LAX Shuttle on April 23, 2019 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  3. Home Depot, 44226 20th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534, on April 26, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

“Public outreach and education on the signs and symptoms of measles is vitally important to protect public health and safety,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “I strongly encourage all concerned or unvaccinated residents to contact their healthcare provider to get themselves and their families vaccinated.”

Measles immunizations are available at healthcare providers, local pharmacy or health clinic. Public Health clinics offer no or low-cost immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. To find a nearby Public Health clinic, call 2-1-1 or visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/chs/phcenters.htm.

The nearest local center is at:

Antelope Valley Public Health Center
335-B East Avenue K6
Lancaster, CA 93535
661-471-4860

This is the sixth case of measles among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, and five non-resident cases that traveled through Los Angeles County. The majority of the cases were unvaccinated. Public Health is disclosing information on locations where measles exposure may have occurred in order to reach individuals who may have been present at these locations during the specified dates and times. In situations where all people who have been exposed can be identified, Public Health works with organizations, case contacts, and family members to directly notify everyone involved. For more information about measles, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles or call 2-1-1.

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