Measles Cases on Rise - Please call ahead before entering medical buildings
January 27, 2015
The number of recent measles cases in Southern California continues to rise, with 73 cases confirmed as of January 26, 2015.
Please call Beaver Medical Group and do not enter buildings until instructed to do so if you suspect you have measles!
A highly-contagious airborne disease, measles typically begins with fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed in a few days by a red rash that first appears on the face before spreading to the rest of the body. If you have these symptoms and think you've been exposed to measles, it is best that you to contact your physician's officeby phoneto discuss your symptoms to help prevent the spread of the measles virus. If you go to an Urgent Care Center or one of our medical facilities, please do not enter the building. A phone number will be posted on the door for you to call and someone will come outside the building to screen you before taking you to an exam room.
The best way to prevent measles and its spread is to get vaccinated, which are more than 99 percent effective in preventing measles. If you are unsure of your vaccination status, check with your doctor.
42 cases of Measles were linked to an initial exposure in December at Disneyland/ Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim. Now, several "secondary" cases in persons exposed to the initial group have been reported. The patients reside in 13 California counties including San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
More information is available at the California Department of Public Health website:Click here.