measles

SOME EAST COUNTY SCHOOLS HAVE HIGH RATES OF UNVACCINATED CHILDREN

 

 

By Miriam Raftery; Kristin Kjaero contributed to this report

February 6, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – The current measles epidemic  has focused attention on concerns over parents who decline to vaccinate their children.  In East County and San Diego’s inland region (East of I-15) the rate of unvaccinated children in local kindergartens is as high as 90% (at Holy Trinity, a private school in El Cajon)  down to just 1% unvaccinated at Mt. Vernon Elementary in Lemon Grove.

Countywide, the rate of kindergartners who are unvaccinated or not current on vaccine boosters  is 7.6%.

MEASLES OUTBREAK IN EAST COUNTY: 10 CASES IN 5 COMMUNITIES

 

10 confirmed cases countywide including 9 in East County:  exposures at public locations in Alpine, El Cajon, La Mesa, Julian and San Diego

East County News Service

January 15, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – The County is confirming 10 cases of measles locally related to an outbreak at Disneyland, including 9 in East County.  You may have been exposed if you visited locations that include pharmacies, gyms, markets, an urgent care center, a shopping mall, and a city of San Diego building. 

Here is a list of San Diego County locations and times of possible exposures to measles:

SUSPECTED MEASLES CASES SHUT DOWN URGENT CARE NEAR GROSSMONT HOSPITAL

 

East County News Service

Photo courtesy 10 News, an ECM news partner

Update January 15, 2015 - The Urgent Care is now reopened.

January 14, 2015 (La Mesa) – The Sharp Rees-Stealy Urgent Care on the campus of Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa  temporarily shut down due to six patients who came in today with rashes and symptoms consistent with measles. The clinic reopened in the evening.

The patients arrived shortly before noon and were soon isolated after healthcare workers recognized symptoms of measles, a highly contagious disease that can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Tests were conducted to confirm whether the patients in fact have measles; results are pending.