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‘Avengers’ Moviegoers in California May Have Been Exposed to Measles

03 May 2019

The woman in question apparently had just returned from a trip overseas, so it's being implied that she may have contracted the disease elsewhere in the world, rather than getting it from another person during this recent domestic outbreak. The individual is now under voluntary isolation at home.

Hopefully, this infection will run its course and the herd immunity of vaccination will help prevent it from spreading to those who are unable to get vaccinated.

Health officials in Orange County, CA, are warning moviegoers who attended a midnight screening of "Avengers: Endgame" that they may have been exposed to measles.

Health officials reported that Tuesday was the first confirmed report of measles in the county and the state.

"AMC movie theater, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, from 11 p.m. April 25 to 4 a.m. April 26".

The 22 states that have reported cases to the CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee and Washington.

Allegheny County health officials have confirmed four cases of measles in the county, classifying the cases as an outbreak of the disease.

The incident in Fullerton is part of a measles outbreak that has resulted in more than 700 cases across the country this year.

April saw approximately 1,000 students and staff members from two Los Angeles universities be quarantined at home or on campus from a possible measles outbreak.

"'Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough and red, watery eyes, '" said Orange County interim health officer Dr. Nichole Quick in a statement. "'The MMR vaccine is a simple, low-cost and very effective measure to prevent the spread of this serious virus'".

‘Avengers’ Moviegoers in California May Have Been Exposed to Measles