The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced that it is investigating a second case of measles in the county.
The person with measles is an unvaccinated adult exposed to the virus outside of Santa Barbara County. The individual has been in isolation since June 5.
The health department did not release further information about the individual due to reasons of medical privacy.
This case is the second to be reported this week. The infected person prior to this case is a Santa Barbara resident in his 20s who has been in isolation since May 29.
Individuals who are not immune to measles and who visited the sites indicated below on May 31 at the listed times may be at risk of developing measles due to exposure. Individuals should consult with their primary care provider if they may be at risk.
12 to 3 p.m. | Norvell Bass Cleaners, 3323 State St.
2 to 5 p.m. | Macy’s, 3805 State St.
3 to 5:30 p.m. | Skin Deep Spa, 3405 State St.
6 to 10 p.m. | Helena Bakery / Les Marchands, 131 Anacapa St.
8 to 11 p.m. | Santa Barbara Wine Therapy, 732 State St.
Common symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a rash, which can appear one to three weeks after the exposure.
Individuals who received two doses of measles vaccine (“MMR vaccine”) are considered to be protected against measles. However, unvaccinated persons and those with weakened immune systems are advised to review the list of sites and times individuals may have been exposed.
The health department urges community members to locate their measles immunization records and/or work with their healthcare provider to determine if measles vaccination is necessary.