BRENTWOOD—The Los Angeles County Department of Health is warning recent visitors of the Toscana Restaurant in Brentwood they may have been exposed to the measles on June 8 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Another location at risk is the Geffen Playhouse located on 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Los Angeles on June 7 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Both locations were visited by a customer who was infected with the measles.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health are investigating two cases of the measles impacting at least two residents of Los Angeles County. The victims were likely infected during international travel and are not related to each other. There have been 10 measles cases reported in Los Angeles this year. Of the 10 cases reported, 5 are not linked to any of the other cases and 3 of the cases are linked to international travel. Most of the reported measles cases were unvaccinated.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health advises the public who may have been exposed to review their medical histories and immunizations if they are unsure if they have been protected against the virus. For anyone who suspects they have been exposed to the measles and are pregnant, have a weakened immune system, or have a baby who might have been infected by the measles to contact their health provider as soon as possible.
Anyone who might have been exposed to the measles experiences symptoms 10 to 12 days after exposure. If symptoms develop contact the health care provider immediately. Symptoms include: a rash which usually occurs 10 to 21 days after exposed, fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes.
It is advised to people who plan to travel during summer to be aware of their immunization status. Measles is one of the most contagious viruses in the world.
Canyon News contacted the Los Angeles County Department of Health for additional information, but did not hear back before print.