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Health officials confirm first case of measles in Long Beach since 2015

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (FOX 11) - Health officials in Long Beach announced Saturday morning the first confirmed case of measles in the city since 2015.

The case involves a UC Irvine student who is now recovering at home, according to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services. This brings the total to eight confirmed cases in Los Angeles County for 2019.

Officials in the Long Beach case say they are working with Orange County and others in L.A. County to identify and notify residents of locations the infected individual visited while contagious. Those that visited the following locations in Long Beach at the time frames listed may have been exposed to measles:

• 4/28/2019: Pizzanista, 1837 E 7th St., 5:30-7 p.m.
• 4/28/2019: Total Wine, 7400 Carson Blvd., 6-7:30 p.m.
• 4/30/2019: Susan European Dressmaker, 3319 E 7th St., 5-7 p.m.
• 5/1/2019: Art du Vin Wine Bar, 2027 E 4th St., 8-10 p.m.
• 5/1/2019: Ralph's, 2930 E 4th St., 2-5 p.m.
• 5/2/2019: Ralph's, 6290 PCH, 3-6:30 p.m.
• 5/2/2019: AMC Marina Pacifica, 6346 E PCH, 6-10 p.m.
• 5/3/2019: Broadway Carwash 4000 E Broadway, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Orange County residents may have been exposed to measles from the infected UC Irvine student at these locations on the following dates and times:

• Mon., April 29 - UCI Humanities Instructional Building 100, 10 a.m.- noon
• Mon., April 29 - UCI Krieger Hall, Classic Dept. 4th Floor, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
• Tues., April 30 - UCI Humanities Hall 112, 2-5 p.m.
• Thurs., May 2 - UCI Student Health Center, 1-3 p.m.
• Friday, May 3 - The Pickled Monk, Fullerton, 1:45-3:30 p.m.
• Friday, May 3 - Brick Basement Antiques, Fullerton, 2:40-4 p.m.
• Friday, May 3 - Buffalo Exchange, Fullerton, 3-4:15 p.m.
• Friday, May 3 - 8Eightyeight Cigar, Fullerton, 3:15-5 p.m.

School officials are working to notify students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed to measles, and providing them with information about treatment and prevention.

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In Orange County, health officials confirmed a second case of measles on Saturday -- a child less than one year old. The infant is currently hospitalized.

Orange County residents may have been exposed to measles in the hospital's emergency department on the following dates and times:

• 4/28/19, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.;
• 4/30/19, 9:30 p.m. through 5/1/19 at 12:15 a.m.;
• 5/2/19, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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A week ago, Orange County Health Officials announced the county's first case of measles for 2019. A Placentia woman in her 20s told officials she had been traveling internationally recently to one of many countries struggling with widespread measles outbreaks. She was considered infectious between April 23 and Friday.

Potential locations and times in which the public may have been exposed to the measles, according to the HCA are:

• 5 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, April 23-25 from 7:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. daily;
• St. Jude Emergency Department, 101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Fullerton, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; and
• AMC movie theater, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, April 25 from 11 p.m. through April 26 at 4 a.m.

Anyone who visited any of those locations during those times should review their vaccination history. 

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These cases follow a renewed outbreak of measles nationally and across Southern California.

Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough and red, watery eyes. Measles spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person. People who become infected are contagious before they have symptoms and know they are infected.

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