A Los Angeles County resident visited Disneyland Park on October 16th with measles while infectious. All guests who visited the park on that day between 9:15 AM and 8:35 PM are at risk of developing measles up to 21 days after being exposed, said county health officials.
Those who visited the park on that day should review their vaccination and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles. If they are not vaccinated or have not had a previous measles infection, they should consult their healthcare provider about receiving the vaccination. Anyone who is at risk should contact their healthcare provider, especially if they are pregnant, have a weakened immune system, or are not vaccinated. Parents of infants should also contact their healthcare providers if their infant was at the park during the reported exposure times.
A Los Angeles County health officer, Dr. Muntu Davis, said, “For those who are not protected, measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and, finally, a rash. Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know have it. The MMR immunization is a very effective measure to protect yourself and to prevent the unintentional spread of this potentially serious infection to others.”