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Person with measles visited local Taco Bell, according to Public Health

Posted at 4:27 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 21:15:55-04

A person diagnosed with the measles traveled through Kern County with the infection, according to Kern County Public Health Services. 

The person infected visited the Taco Bell located at 3200 California Avenue on April 30th.

Anyone who visited that Taco Bell between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. may have been exposed to the measles, according to Kern County Public Health.

Kern County Public Health advises anyone who believes they may have come in contact with the measles should watch for symptoms between May 8th and May 21st. 

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads through the air when the person infected coughs or sneezes, which can stay in the air up to one hour afterwards, Public Health says.

Public Health advises anyone who feels they are suffering from symptoms of the measles doesn't enter a healthcare facility until they have notified a health care provider that they are experiencing symptoms of the measles. 

Measles symptoms can include the following.

  • High fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red eyes
  • Rash that starts at the hairline and travels downward to the rest of the body 

For more information call (661) 321-3000.