According to an announcement made by Los Angeles health officials on Tuesday, an individual contaminated with measles visited Disneyland in California must have susceptible other people to the affliction. The risk of other people being exposed to measles is high because the patient visited several public locations in his infected state. The Identity of this infected person is still anonymous. The places that he or she has visited include Starbucks and Anaheim-based theme park on October 16.
The health officials further said that those who think that they may have the risk of getting exposed to the disease must review their old immunization records to make sure they have taken the MMR vaccine. Moreover, those who have not received the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine must approach the healthcare provider instantly. It is crucial to get the vaccination because measles is a highly infectious virus. It quickly spreads through the air if an infected person either sneezes or coughs. Therefore, people who you come in contact with the contaminated air or infected surface and touch their mouth, nose, or eyes can have measles.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, if the person gets infected by measles, he or she can easily contaminate the other person. The rashes start appearing on the face of the contaminated person from four days before or four days after the contamination. However, one can protect themselves from getting contaminated with this disease by receiving the MMR vaccination. Young children are highly vulnerable to this virus attack. Therefore, the CDC suggests that juveniles must receive two doses of the MMR vaccine. Generally, the first dose of MMR vaccination is given to the children between the age group of 12 to 15 months, whereas the second dose is given to the children of ages between 4 years and 6 years. Furthermore, according to the report, a case where an infected person visited the theme park is not new. In August, a person from New Zealand who visited New York theme park was also found infected with the same disease.