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‘Avengers’ viewers may have been exposed to measles in California

‘Avengers’ viewers may have been exposed to measles in California”

Health officials say the woman was considered infectious between April 23 and May 1, 2019.

The woman, whose name was not released, voluntarily quarantined herself at home, according to the HCA.

The Orange County Health Care Agency is calling on all moviegoers who attended the same screening to check their vaccination history and notify their health providers, especially if they haven't had measles before.

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

A measles-afflicted California woman reportedly went to a midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" last week - potentially exposing her fellow theatergoers to the disease, officials said Wednesday.

Some fans would do just about anything to watch Avengers: Endgame.

Measles cases in the USA have surpassed 700 this year, the highest level in the United States since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000.

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

Health officials recommend all children get two doses of the MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose between the ages of 4 and 6 years old.

Hacker emphasized that measles are highly contagious, explaining the virus can hang in the air for up to two hours after an infected person has left an area. Still, one dose is already about 93% effective at preventing the disease.



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