Ventura County Measles Cases Increase; Officials Say What to Do If you Get It

(FOX 11) The Ventura County Public Health Department has released a list of restaurants and businesses that someone with a confirmed case of measles visited between January 25th and February 4th. According to the advisory, anyone who visited one of the locations in Simi Valley, Oxnard, or Ventura were "at risk of exposure to the measles in the two-hour period after the last hour listed, on the date(s) listed".

From Hal Eisner:

Below you'll find a list of Ventura County businesses where a measles patient, only described as an adult, may have exposed hundreds of people putting them at risk for the virus. The Ventura County Public Health Department says the goal of making the list public is to alert people who may have been in the businesses at the same times as the patient. VC Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin says it's not to scare people into not going to the businesses. He said the virus dies after two hours and can no longer infect anyone. So, there's no reason not to shop and dine at one of the locations below.

What should you do if you have measles. Dr. Levin says in order not to expose others ...

1. Call your health professional. Tell them your suspicion and ask for their advice.

2. They may ask you to come in through a back door. The doctor or a nurse might choose to come see you outside.

3. You may be asked to wear a surgical-like mask. The virus spreads in the air from your nose and mouth.

Of the 14 cases in Ventura County since this started at Disneyland in December, Levin says, three are from people who actually went to the theme park. The other 11 are from people who had contact with people who had been to the park.

Here's the list:

Andrea's Seafood, 1446 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura, January 24, 7 and 10 p.m.

El Torito, 1720 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard, January 25, 7 to 10 p.m.

Vons, 1291 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, January 26, 5 to 8 p.m.

BG's Restaurant, 428 S. A Street, Oxnard, January 27, 8 a.m. to noon

Costco Oxnard, 2001 E. Ventura Blvd., January 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Costco Simi Valley, 2660 Park Center Dr., January 31, 1 to 4:45 p.m.

Dickey's BBQ Pit, 2902 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley, February 1, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Oxnard West Target, 2850 N. Oxnard Blvd., February 3, 7 to 10 p.m.

Simi Valley West Target, 51 Tierra Rejada Rd., February 4, 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Gold's Gym, 1357 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, February 4, 7 to 9:45 p.m.

Read the full release here: http://www.vchca.org/docs/behavioral-health/measles-exposure-2-12-15.pdf?sfvrsn=0

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