New measles cases confirmed in Southern California

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More new cases of measles are popping up in Southern California.

The total number of cases is now at least 42.

L.A. County Health says a traveler through LAX who stayed and shopped in the Fairfax District is the latest confirmed measles case.

Eight cases now in L.A. County, including a University of California, Irvine grad student who lives in Long Beach.

In Orange County, two cases have been confirmed, including a newly diagnosed baby.

“In general, with what we are seeing in Southern California, we are expecting more cases,” Dr. Nichole Quick said.

Health officials say the UCI grad student was in a number of campus buildings while infected, as well as some businesses in Fullerton.

On Thursday night, that UCI student was at the AMC Marina Pacific Theater in Long Beach and on Friday, at a carwash on East Broadway in Long Beach.

With the rise in measles cases in the Southland, many of have checked with their parents to determine if they had measles or got the measles shot.

If you don’t know your status there are two easy options.

“You are able to go in and get a blood test called a titers to find out if you’re immune to measles and or just receive another measles mumps ruebella (MMR vaccine). If you’re already been fully vaccinated and you receive another shot, it’s not going to be harmful to you,” Dr. Nichole Quick said.

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