LOS ANGELES - Officials Wednesday released a measles exposure advisory for travelers who passed through Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend.
A Los Angeles County resident who recently traveled and passed through LAX was later diagnosed with measles, and may have exposed people at the airport, public health officials said.
The unnamed patient became ill with measles shortly after returning to Los Angeles, officials confirmed.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the potential exposures may have occurred at LAX Terminal 5 on Friday, September 20 from 11 p.m. to Saturday, September 21 at 1:30 a.m.
The second potential exposure may have occurred on The Parking Spot Century Airport Shuttle from LAX Terminal 5 at 5701 W. Century Boulevard from Friday at 9:20 p.m. to Saturday, September 21 at 1:50 a.m.
Those who were at the listed locations may be at risk for developing measles for up to 21 days, health officials warned. Those who may have been exposed are urged check their immunization records and call their health care provider if they have not been vaccinated.
So far, 17 measles cases have been confirmed in Los Angeles County residents this year, in addition to 11 non-residents. Those figures do not include Pasadena and Long Beach, which have their own health departments.
CNS contributed to this report.