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Measles case confirmed in Fresno County

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A case of measles is now confirmed in Fresno County. <br /><br />Health officials are now warning residents, of a possible exposure. <br /><br />Measles has been confirmed in a visitor to Fresno County. During recent travel, the man may have been in contact with Fresno County residents at public&nbsp;locations and exposed them to measles disease. <br /><br />Measles is a highly contagious disease and is easily contracted by breathing in air which has been shared by a person infected with measles. <br /><br />Symptoms of measles are: fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rash. <br /><br />The individual visited the 3rd and 4th floors of Community Regional Medical Center on two separate occasions between Thursday, January 22 at 9:00 pm and Sunday, January 25 at 9:00 pm. Community Regional Medical Centers is taking steps to contact patients who were potentially exposed at the hospital. <br /><br />The individual also visited other locations in Fresno County including: WinCo Foods on January 25 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Fashion Fair Mall on January 25 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.<br /><br />Exposure to measles would only have occurred on these dates and times. Fresno County residents who show any signs of measles, should stay at home, verify their immunization status, then contact their health care provider by telephone for instructions. <br /><br />Residents with questions about potential exposure can call the Department of Public Health Measles Call Center at 600-7193.<br /><br />The best prevention measure for measles is to get vaccinated. <br /><br />&quot;Check their immunization status, and if they feel like their under immunized or unimmunized to please contact their medical providers to try to update that,&quot; Ken Bird said.&nbsp;<br /><br />&quot;We take the safety and health of our patrons very seriously and have taken the necessary preventive efforts as instructed by the Fresno County Department of Health, to maintain a healthy environment,&quot; Michael Wilson, Fashion Fair Property Manager said in a statement. <br /><br />The Fresno County Department of Public Health is working closely with Community Regional Medical Centers, the California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the effort to protect the community. <br /></div>

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