Orange County reports its first measles case of the year


The woman attended a midnight screening of the "Avengers" blockbuster at the AMC Dine-In Fullerton 20 on Thursday from 11 4 a.m, the Orange County Health Care Agency said. Most people recover, but measles can lead to pneumonia, brain swelling and even death in some cases.

Measles can also cause pneumonia and swelling of the brain, the DOH says.

The patient-a 20-something woman from Placentia-allegedly contracted the illness during global travel "to one of many countries now experiencing widespread" activity, according to the OC Health Care Agency (HCA).

Allegheny County health officials stressed Wednesday that this week's confirmed case of measles in Pittsburgh is not connected to the nationwide outbreak, but said it's likely that more local residents will contract measles. Anyone who was in Terminal C during that time may have been exposed to measles, officials say.

OCHCA confirmed that she is considered infectious between April 23 and May 1.

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The woman also exposed her workplace and a hospital emergency room to the virus, over the course of several days. The Allegheny County Health Department said the new cases are within one family and that two adults and two children are infected. April 27 from 7 9 a.m.

A Placentia woman in her 20s told officials she had been traveling internationally recently to one of many countries struggling with widespread measles outbreaks.

Measles symptoms include inflamed eyes, a runny nose, and a high fever.

The woman in question apparently had just returned from a trip overseas, so it's being implied that she may have contracted the disease elsewhere in the world, rather than getting it from another person during this recent domestic outbreak.

"The MMR [measles, mumps, and rubella] vaccine is a simple, inexpensive, and very effective measure to prevent the spread of this serious virus", Quick added.