Two new measles cases connected to West Los Angeles

Los Angeles County health officials on Saturday said they are looking into identifying anyone who may have been exposed to two residents who recently traveled and became ill with measles shortly after returning to the county.

Potential exposure location 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 that there was no known current risk related to measles that exists at either venue at this time.

These two new cases were not linked to each other and 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 that traveled through Los Angeles County. Of the 10 measles cases among residents, five are not linked to any of the others, and three of these cases are 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.

CNS contributed to this report.