A 20-month-old boy from Solana Beach has been diagnosed with measles, according to County health officials. The child had not been vaccinated.
If you or your child visited any of these locations, watch for symptoms and visit your health care provider, said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H.:
- Paper Paper, 142 South Solana Hills Drive, Solana Beach, from approximately 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Aug. 4
- CVS Pharmacy, 683 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4
- Del Mar Horse Park, located at Via de la Valle and El Camino Real, Del Mar, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 5
- Costco, 951 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5
- 4S Ranch - Pioneer Water Park, located at the corner of Albert and Sienna Hills in Rancho Bernardo, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 6.
Measles is spread easily by coughing, sneezing or coming in close contact with an infected person.
"It's important to remember that the measles is spread through the air and may stay suspended in the air for up to two hours after it is released into the environment," said Wooten. "Currently, there is no longer a risk of contracting measles by visiting any of the above locations because of this exposure."
Measles causes a rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes, usually lasting one to two weeks.