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Health officials confirm two new measles cases in L.A. County.


LOS ANGELES (KABC) – In the district of L.A. two additional cases of measles were reported in the Los Angeles County.

The DPH says that patients are district residents who are associated with two cases reported earlier this month, which together represent an outbreak of four cases involving a "close social group".

Among the inhabitants of the municipality this year 14 confirmed measles cases, as well as eight non-resident patients with measles who traveled through the district. Most cases have not been vaccinated to date, the real agency, and added that this outbreak was not associated with an outbreak that occurred in April.

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The Agency did not identify any locations for public exposure if they were related to the most recent cases.

Health officials call on residents, especially those who have not been fully protected from measles and those who travel abroad to receive measles vaccine.

"For those who are not protected, measles are highly contagious and potentially serious illness, which initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes and finally rash," said Muntu Davis, a doctor, a doctor. "The measles are spread by air and by direct contact before you realize that you have them. Immunization with MMR is a very effective measure to protect yourself and prevent the accidental spread of this potentially serious infection to others."

In the area that relates to returning passengers, additional cases and exposures may occur, especially those that are not yet protected against measles. Travelers traveling home should follow the general recommendation of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Those traveling abroad must ensure that they have received two doses and consider a quick schedule for babies under 12 months old.

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