New Zealand girl with measles visited Disneyland, other California destinations

International traveller with measles visited Disneyland

International traveller with measles visited Disneyland

Health authorities say a New Zealand girl who visited Southern California tourist hotspots including Disneyland, Hollywood and the beach had measles and may have exposed others.

"The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is looking to identify others who are at risk for measles and may have been exposed to a non-resident measles case that traveled to Los Angeles County while infectious", the health department said in an advisory on Friday night. People who have not had measles or the measles vaccine should talk with a health care provider about receiving Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination.

The California Department of Public Health said it wasn't aware of any measles cases resulting from exposure to the traveler but is continuing to investigate. She visited Disneyland Park and California Adventure among other attractions from August 11-15.

The Orange County Health Care Agency said that the girl was in Southern California from August 11 to August 15.

She said she expects to see more measles cases, generally, among global travellers who visit California because of an increase in the illness overseas.

The Health Care Agency "has been working with the facilities listed above to reach people who had known close contact with this case", according to OCHCA.

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"Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know have it", said Dr. Muntu Davis, Los Angeles County's health officer.

There have been 65 recorded cases of measles in California this year. There are no most modern studies that someone has contracted measles from the teen, Like a flash acknowledged.

"We maintain rigorous sanitation standards to protect guests and cast, and earlier this year we strengthened our immunization program and educational resources for cast members", the statement said.

Disneyland and adjoining Disney California Journey Park are main vacationer locations, drawing tens of 1000's of holiday makers a day.

Measles, a virus that was eliminated in the United States some 20 years ago, has sprung back in recent years in many countries around the world, including the U.S. Outbreaks have been fueled in many countries, including the United States, by mistrust and misinformation campaigns about vaccine safety.

A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, possibly infecting others, local government health officials warned.

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