Los Angeles County health officials warn of possible measles exposure at CVS, Ralphs

Los Angeles County health officials have confirmed another local resident was diagnosed with measles.

Officials said the infected person visited a CVS pharmacy on Venice Boulevard and a Ralph’s on Pico Boulevard Saturday afternoon, potentially exposing others.

The report comes days after the health department reported a Disneyland visitor might have exposed others to measles earlier this month.

The CVS with potential exposure is located at 4707 Venice Blvd. and the Ralphs is at 4760 W Pico Blvd.

Anyone who was in those areas at that time may be at risk of developing measles, with symptoms appearing up to 21 days after the exposure.

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“For those who are not protected, measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and, finally, a rash,” said Muntu Davis, a Los Angeles County health officer.

There have been 20 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to 11 non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County.

Health officials are reminding the public to check their immunization records and monitor themselves for symptoms. If any symptoms develop, such as a fever or unexplained rash, individuals should stay home and contact a health care provider immediately.

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