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Possible measles exposure reported at LAX after infected traveler passes through airport twice

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 00:38:21-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) — Another measles case has been recorded at Los Angeles International Airport, officials announced Friday.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the person traveled through the airport while infectious twice last month.

The locations and times when the infected person passed through the airport are:

  • 5/26/2019 - LAX Airport, Terminal 4, Gate 48B, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 5/28/2019 - LAX Airport, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Remote Gate, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Anyone who may have been at the aforementioned locations on those dates may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed. Those who may have been exposed are urged to:

  • Review their immunization and medical histories if they don't already know they are protected against measles. People who have not had measles or the measles immunization should talk with a health care provider about receiving Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunization

  • Contact and notify their health care provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if they are pregnant, an infant, have a weakened immune system and/or are unimmunized
  • Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop); if symptoms develop, stay at home and call a health care provider immediately

This story was originally published by KABC.