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Third Person With Measles Passes Through LAX This Year

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A measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (Photo by Eric Risberg/AP)
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A third person carrying a measles infection has traveled through Los Angeles International Airport this year, according to the county's Department of Public Health. The latest person passed through LAX on April 3.

The passenger arrived at Gate 70A, Terminal 7, and may have stayed in that area between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. They also visited B Grill by BOA Steakhouse at Terminal 7 Departures and Gate 81, Terminal 8 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10:40 p.m.

Any other travelers or visitors who were in those areas during those times are at risk for developing the disease for up to 21 days.

Measles is known for being highly contagious -- 90 percent of unvaccinated people will contract the disease if they come in contact with it. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, conjunctivitis and a rash, which often show up 10 to 21 days after a person is exposed.

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If you or someone you know may have been exposed, call your doctor.

MORE MEASLES CASES

The first known incident of a measles infected passenger traveling through LAX this year occurred on Feb. 21. The second occurred on March 5.

Other airports and areas have been affected as well. A traveler who passed through Long Beach Airport on April 7 was discovered to be infected with the disease, and in late December 2018, an individual with measles visited Southern California and traveled to Pasadena, Malibu and Santa Monica. The week of April 8, an infected individual reportedly spent time at Google's Mountain View campus.

As of Wednesday, health officials reported 23 confirmed cases of the disease in California this year.