New measles cases reported in West L.A.

Los Angeles County health officials are trying to identify anyone who may have been exposed to two residents who recently traveled and became ill with measles shortly after returning to the U.S.

Potential exposure locations and times were between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on June 7 at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., and June 8 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Toscana Restaurant-Brentwood, 11633 San Vincente Blvd., according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Officials added there was no known current risk related to measles at either venue at this time.

These two new cases were not linked to each other and the people were likely exposed to measles while traveling outside of the United States. Anyone who may have been at these locations on those dates may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed.

There have been 10 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to eight non-resident measles cases among people who traveled through Los Angeles County. Of the 10 measles cases among residents, five are not linked to any of the others, and three were linked to
international travel.

The majority of the cases were unvaccinated, officials said.

People who think they may have been exposed were urged to check their immunization history and contact their health care provider by phone, particularly if they are pregnant or have a weakened immune system. People who develop possible symptoms, such as illness with fever or an unexplained rash,should stay home and call their health care provider.