Placer County Public Health officials say they are looking into three cases of measles in one family. These case may be connected to recently-reported cases in Butte and Tehama counties. The county has identified one location where other people may have been exposed.
Anyone who was at the Auburn Racquet and Fitness Club on March 18 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. may have been exposed to measles and is being urged to contact the Placer County Public Division right away at 530-889-7183.
Those who develop an illness with fever of 101 degree fahrenheit or higher, cough, runny nose or red eyes, with or without rash, should call their healthcare provider. Doctors said if you have symptoms of the measles that you should not go out in public or to a clinic, hospital or physician’s office before calling the facility first to help prevent the spread of disease. They also said anyone diagnosed with measles should stay home until they have been cleared by a doctor.
With the California Department of Public Health reporting seven confirmed cases of measles in the state this year, including reported cases in Northern California, Placer County Public Health strongly urges everyone to get vaccinated.
The State of California's Department of Public Health has more information about measles online.