New Zealander with measles visited Disneyland

Henrietta Brewer
August 24, 2019

The teen was on a trip from New Zealand and flew into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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. She also reportedly traveled to Universal Studios, Madame Tussauds and the Santa Monica Pier during the trip, the officials said.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, meanwhile, advised that the patient was at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 8 sometime between 9 and 11:30 p.m. August 11, and again at the LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal between 6 to 11:59 p.m. August 15.

People who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms such as fever and rash occurring up to 21 days from exposure. "It spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person".

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the teen traveled to California from New Zealand, and appears to have stayed at the Desert Palms hotel at 631 W. Katella Ave., adjacent to the Disney theme parks in Anaheim, from August 11-15. The average daily number of visitors at Disney was around 45,000 in 2015, according to the L.A. Times.

She said she expects to see more measles cases, generally, among worldwide travellers who visit California because of an increase in the illness overseas. This is the largest measles outbreak in the USA since 1992, and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.

The news comes as the country grapples with its worst measles outbreak in decades. Through mid-August, it had confirmed 639 cases of measles cases in 2019. There are no most modern studies that someone has contracted measles from the teen, Like a flash acknowledged.

Anyone who was at Disneyland on that date is urged to keep an eye out for any unexplained rash and fever. She urged everyone to seek an immunization if they had not already done so. Dr. Pamela Hymel, Disneyland's chief medical officer, acknowledged in an announcement that health officials acknowledged the threat to workers and company "is possible low".

On Aug. 14, she went to Universal Studios Hollywood.

In 2015, a measles outbreak involving Disneyland sickened 147 individuals and unfold throughout the USA and into Canada.

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