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Health Officials Confirm Third Measles Case in Bay Area

The risk to the public from this new case is very low, says Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

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Santa Clara County Public Health Department has reported a new case in the Bay area on Friday, bringing the total cases of measles in the Bay Area to three.

The public health officials Alameda County have warned the residents of a possible measles exposure at Spirits in downtown Livermore and Sauced BBQ. According to health officials, a person with measles visited the restaurant on March 23 between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Santa Clara County Public Health Department stated, “The Public Health Department is contacting all individuals who might have come in contact with this individual while they were contagious, and the risk to the public from this new case is very low.“

Health officials are requesting residents, who are not vaccinated and had been in the restaurant during those hours, to inform their doctor right away, especially pregnant women, children and people with weak or poor immune system. People, in some cases, may need to look for preventative treatment within six days of being exposed to the disease.

Sauced BBQ and Spirits failed to respond to KTVU, but their Facebook post shows that they have followed all guiding principles from the Alameda County Public Health Department. The restaurant is risk-free currently. All employees need to be vaccinated as per the public health officials.

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A spokesperson for the Alameda County Public Health Department stated that their office was informed of the exposure by the California Department of Public Health. The infected person does not belong to Alameda County and was identified with measles at their home county. Perhaps, the person was not aware of having the infection when they were in Livermore. KTVU Reporter Jesse Gary confirmed this case is different from the case in Livermore and different from the first Santa Clara County case where a traveler visited approximately 24 locations in the South Bay between March 16 and March 22.

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