Possible Measles Exposures Occurred at LA International Airport
Three people with measles traveled through the airport on the morning of Dec. 11
TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who were at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 11 may have been exposed to the measles virus, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health warned Monday.
The department said that three people with measles traveled through the airport on Dec. 11 between 6:50 a.m. and noon in Terminals 4 and 5, CNN reported, adding that people who may have been exposed to the highly contagious virus should monitor themselves for illness or unexplained rash for seven to 21 days and call a health care provider immediately if symptoms develop.
"Public Health urges residents, especially those who travel internationally and those who have not been fully protected against measles, to get the measles immunization in order to better protect their individual health and to prevent the spread of measles to others," the department said.
Up to 90 percent of unvaccinated people who are exposed to measles will become infected, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CNN reported.