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Measles outbreak: 6th case reported in LA County

Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 16:44:19-04

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Health officials are confirming there is now a sixth confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident this year.

The patient got measles after traveling internationally.

This case is not related to any of the measles cases announced earlier this year.

The patient traveled abroad through Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on April 23 between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., rode on a Fox Auto Parks shuttle on that day, and visited the Home Depot on 20th Street in Lancaster three days later, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Anybody who visited any of those locations during those time periods should call their health provider and confirm their immunization records.

The health department says there have also been five non-residents with measles who traveled through LA county.

Meanwhile, some 200 students and employees were in quarantine after potential exposure at UCLA and Cal State LA. The quarantine at UCLA ends Tuesday, but will continue for a few more days at Cal State LA.

Story courtesy of ABC7.