L.A. County health officials confirm 18th measles case, list possible exposure locations

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating a confirmed measles case. 

The department says the person, who has not been identified, recently traveled and became ill shortly after returning to Southern California. 

In a statement, health officials say the person may have exposed others to the measles due to visiting public locations while infectious. 

The potential public exposure locations, days and times are listed: 

Date, Time, and Location
•    October 4, 2019, 5:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. - Commercial building, 3756 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008
•    October 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Culver City Arclight Cinemas, 9500 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
•    October 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - AR Cucina Restaurant, 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
•    October 7, 2019, 11:35 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. - Commercial building, 3201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
•    October 7, 2019, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Erewhon Market, 2800 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Anyone who visited these locations on the mentioned date and time may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed.

The health department is looking to identify anyone who may have been exposed. They urge residents to get measles immunization to better protect themselves, especially if they travel often. 

There are currently 18 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, and 11 non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County, the department said.