The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating a new confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident and an additional non-resident who traveled throughout the county. As of May 4, the department said a total of eight measles cases among Los Angeles County residents have been reported this year, as well as six non-resident cases of the disease that traveled throughout the county.
Health officials say individuals who were at LAX Terminal 2 on April 30 from 7:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. or May 1 from 7:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. may be at risk of developing measles up to 21 days after being exposed. Others at risk are those who were on the LAX employee shuttle on April 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The individuals carrying the disease had returned to Southern California from overseas. They were not linked to other recent cases, which resulted in quarantines at UCLA and California State University, Los Angeles.