If you visited Santa Monica earlier this month, take precaution!
Los Angeles County health officials issued a warning about the possibility of measles exposure after an infected tourist visited Santa Monica.
The tourist was infectious while visiting from August 8th to August 10th.
Over the three-day period, the tourist was known to have visited the following:
- Sea Blue Hotel
- Urth Café
- Chez Jay Restaurant
- Cora’s Coffee Shoppe
- Ivy at the Shore restaurant
- Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel restaurant
Authorities said that the period of possible exposure at any of those venues has ended and there is no current measles risk associated with those places.
However, individuals who visited the six locations during that time frame, specifically those not vaccinated against the virus and anyone with a weakened immune system could possibly be at risk of developing measles.
Symptoms of the measles usually appear 10 to 12 days after exposure and include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash.