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Teens with measles may have exposed other visitors to Disneyland, LAX and Santa Monica Pier, health officials say



ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) – A teenage girl with measles who visited several Southern California tourist destinations earlier this month – including Disneyland Resort, Santa Monica Pier and Universal Studios – may have exposed other people to illness, health officials said Friday.

The girl, who traveled from New Zealand, was in Southern California from August 11 to August 15, according to a statement from the Orange County Health Care Agency. She stayed at the Desert Palms Hotel, located at 631 West Katella Avenue, on those dates.

The teenager visited Disneyland and California Adventure on August 12, the news release said.

The Los Angeles County Health Department published information of potential exposure locations, based on the infected girl's itinerary:

  • August 1
    1, 2019 – Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 8, between 9am and 11:30 pm.
  • Aug . 14, 2019 – Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City *
  • Aug. 15, 2019 – TCL Chinese Theaters, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood *
  • Aug. 15, 2019 – Mrs. Tussauds, 6933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood *
  • Aug. 15, 2019 The Original Farmers Market, 6333 West Third Street, Los Angeles *
  • Aug. 15, 2019 – Santa Monica Pier and Beach, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica *
  • Aug. 15, 2019 – Los Angeles International Airport, Tom Bradley International Terminal, between 06:00 and 11:59 p.
  • Time frames for the places with an asterisk (*) are still being investigated by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

The Health Care Agency said it has since worked with the hotel and theme parks Anaheim to reach people who had known close contact in the case.

"There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at these sites right now," the LA County Health Department said in a statement on Friday.

Dr. Pam Hymel, Disney Parks' medical director, said in a statement:

"We were notified that the tourist was visiting several Southern California locations and was advised by the OC Health Care Agency that the risk of throwing and guests is probably low. maintains strict sanitation standards to protect guests and actors, and earlier this year we strengthened our immunization program and educational resources for cast members, in addition to our ongoing efforts. " themselves for a disease with a fever or unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after exposure If the symptoms develop, patients should stay home and call a health care provider immediately, the Health Care Agency said.

DEVELOPMENT: More information is added to this report as it becomes available. Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of Disneyland Resort and ABC7.

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