measles

BABY WITH MEASLES MAY HAVE EXPOSED OTHERS AT KAISER FACILITIES IN CLAIREMONT AND OTAY

By Tom Christensen, County of San Diego Communications Office

August 7, 2019 (San Diego) - The first case of measles this year in San Diego County has been confirmed in an 11-month-old resident who had recently traveled to the Philippines, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

The unimmunized infant is currently hospitalized, but may have exposed others while seeking care at the following locations:

  • Kaiser Permanente Otay Mesa Medical Offices, 4650 Palm Ave., San Diego, CA 92154 on the following dates and times: July 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pediatric Clinic; August 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Pediatric Clinic, Urgent Care and Pharmacy; and August 5 from 4:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Pediatric Clinic.
  •   Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123: August 5 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Emergency Department.

L.A. UNIVERSITIES QUARANTINE 1,000 DUE TO MEASLES: COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE MAY SPREAD TO SAN DIEGO

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2019 (Los Angeles) — A major outbreak of measles (or rubella) in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities could soon spread to San Diego, health officials warn. Here are fast facts you should know:

 

• 704 measles cases have been diagnosed in 22 states
• Worst outbreak since the disease was eradicated in U.S.in 2000
• 90% of unvaccinated people exposed to measles contract the disease
• Vaccine offers 97% protection
• Those born from 1957-1967 may lack immunity and need booster shot

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.