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19 Sick With Measles After Visiting Disneyland Parks



    Shoppers Look for Answers After Measles Outbreak

    Shoppers who frequent the stores visited by those who came down with measles questioned whether they were at risk. Annette Arreola reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015)

    A bank, market and casino were among the places where the public may have been exposed to measles in connection with the Disney theme park outbreak, health officials said Monday.

    People confirmed to have the measles in San Bernardino County and Long Beach may have come in contact with other people while contagious, officials said.

    The new cases confirmed Monday by the California Department of Public Health brings the total to 26 people in four states. Officials say 22 of the cases are in California and two are in Utah, with one apiece in Colorado and Washington.

    The new cases include two in San Bernardino County and one in Long Beach.

    The Long Beach resident was at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim between Dec. 16 and 20, the Long Beach Health Department said in a news release.

    Officials were trying to get in contact with people who may have been exposed to the patients.

    The Long Beach patient visited the following locations in Long Beach on Saturday, Jan. 3 between 9 and 11:30 a.m.:

    • Total Wellness Club at 6447 E. Spring St.
    • Stater Brothers at 6501 E. Spring St.
    • Bank of America at 6351 E. Spring St.
    • Wells Fargo at 6402 E. Spring St.

    The San Bernardino County patient was at the following locations:

    • Morongo Casino at 49500 Seminole Drive in Cabazon from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.
    • Magic Wok at 12029 Central Ave. in Chino from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6.
    • Jimmy’s Warehouse Sportscard at 12327 Whittier Blvd. in Whittier from 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7.
    • Urgent Care at Pomona Valley Health Center at 3110 Chino Ave. Suite 150 in Chino from about 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8.

    Health officials said anyone who was at the locations during those time periods to monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from seven to 21 days after their exposure. If symptoms develop, stay at home and call a health care provider immediately.

    "It doesn't spread like dominoes throughout the community, but it is highly contagious and people who may have been exposed to the person or in the immediate area need to be vaccinated," said NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel.

    State health officials said a person with infectious measles was likely at one of the parks and spread the disease. All of the infected people visited the locations between Dec. 15 and 20.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.