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Third Possible Measles Exposure Suspected At Los Angeles Airport

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are warning travelers about a third possible measles exposure in just three months and the fourth such incident this year across all Los Angeles County airports.

According to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, a person potentially infected with measles traveled through LAX on April 3. It is suspected that the traveler visited Terminal 7 and 8 and also ate at B Grill by BOA Steakhouse while at LAX. 

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According to cdc.gov, measles spreads when a person infected with the measles virus breathes, coughs, or sneezes. It is very contagious. You can catch measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been, up to 2 hours after that person is gone. And you can catch measles from an infected person even before they have a measles rash. Those who have not been vaccinated run the highest risk of contracting the illness. 

“Although L.A. County is not experiencing an outbreak, measles outbreaks are occurring nationally and internationally and exposures related to travel can occur,” L.A. County health officer Dr. Muntu Davis said in a statement.

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The California Department of Public Health reports that in 2019 alone, two outbreaks linked to patients with international travel have been reported in California. As of April 17, 2019, 23 confirmed measles cases, including 13 outbreak-associated cases, have been reported. 

With 555 cases also reported across the country, if you are planning any upcoming summer travel remember to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and drink plenty of water. It’s also important to be able to spot the symptoms. Measles starts with a fever that can get very high and can be followed by a cough, runny nose, and red eyes, rash of tiny, red spots that start at the head and spread to the rest of the body, diarrhea, or ear infection. 

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