Measles Case Confirmed at UC Davis Medical Center in California

May 15, 2024
Unvaccinated individuals exposed are urged to review immunization records and contact healthcare providers.

Sacramento County Public Health in California has confirmed one case of measles in a child that visited the UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department on May 6 and May 7.

The patient was at the medical center between 10pm and 3:15am on May 6 and between 11am and 6:45pm on May 7. The medical center is “contacting those who have been exposed,” as UC Davis Health has “a list of persons who were in the Emergency Department during those hours.”

The press release stresses that “unvaccinated persons or those with unknown vaccination status who were in the UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department during the aforementioned periods of time are at risk of developing measles from 7 to 21 days after being exposed.” They suggest that these people should “review their immunization and medical records,” “contact by phone or email and notify their healthcare provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure,” and “monitor themselves for illness.”

Healthcare Purchasing News has previously reported on measles outbreaks in the U.S. in 2024.

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