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Measles Patient Visited Two Santa Monica Locations Monday, Health Officials Say
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
By Jorge Casuso
October 10, 2019 -- A person with measles visited two Santa Monica locations Monday, potentially exposing others to the contagious disease, Los Angeles County Health officials said Monday.
The infected individual visited an office complex at 3201 Wilshire Boulevard between 11:35 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. and Erewhon Market at 2800 Wilshire between 3 and 5:30 p.m.
Those who visited those places at the times listed could be at risk of developing measles over the next 21 days, County health officials said.
They should review their immunization records and monitor themselves for symptoms, which include fever; cough; red, watery eyes, and, finally, a rash, officials said.
The most recent case marks the fourth patient known to have visited Santa Monica with the infectious disease since August 2018.
In July, a LA County resident who contracted the measles after traveling abroad visited two Santa Monica locations while infected ("Person Infected with Measles Visited Two Santa Monica Locations Last Week," July 24, 2019).
And last August, heath officials issued a warning after a tourist infected with the measles visited six Santa Monica establishments ("Infected Tourist Prompts Measles Warning in Santa Monica," August 20, 2018).
The infected person who visited Santa Monica Monday also visited three other locations on the Westside.
Last Friday the patient visited 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive in Los Angeles between 5:45 and 9:15 p.m.
On Saturday the person visited the Culver City ArcLight Cinemas between 5 and 9 p.m. and AR Cucina Restaurant in Culver City between 7:30 and 11 p.m.
This year some 1,250 people have been diagnosed with measles in the U.S., compared to 372 in all of 2018.
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