Global traveler with measles visited Disneyland

Henrietta Strickland
August 24, 2019

A teenage girl with measles visited Disneyland Park, California Adventure and Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim earlier this month, and local health officials are warning that others who visited those areas may have been exposed to the disease. She also may have exposed people at the adjacent Desert Palms hotel, 631 W. Katella Ave., where she apparently stayed from August 11-15.

The agency said it has been working with the facilities to reach people who had close contact. There are no current reports that anyone has contracted measles from the teen, Quick said.

"We're in general concerned with the outbreaks going on in places in this country as well as internationally, " she said.

Los Angeles County officials have not warned of measles exposure in the area.

A Tustin woman in her 50s was diagnosed last week with West Nile virus fever, becoming the first person to contract the virus in Orange County this year, officials said.

"We maintain rigorous sanitation standards to protect guests and cast, and earlier this year we strengthened our immunization program and educational resources for cast members, in addition to our ongoing efforts", Hymel said.

In 2015, a measles outbreak involving Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the U.S. and into Canada.

Orange County residents may have been exposed to measles at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure on August 12 as well as at the Desert Palms Hotel from August 11 to 15.

Anyone who may have visited those locations on the specified dates may be at risk of developing measles, officials said, and should monitor themselves for illness, fever or an unexplained rash from 7 to 21 days after exposure. Anyone who develops symptoms was urged to stay at home and contact a health care provider. People are also urged to check their records to determine if they have been vaccinated or previously had measles.

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