Press Release: Health Department Investigates Confirmed Measles Case in Glenn County
GLENN COUNTY, Calif. – Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case of measles in an adult. This case is linked to the measles outbreak in Butte County. The Health Department disease investigators have notified close contacts and are working with Butte and Mendocino Public Health departments as the public exposure locations identified are in those two counties.
The most important step to stop the spread of measles is to get vaccinated. People who have received two doses of the measles vaccine have less than 1% chance of contracting the disease after exposure.
Everyone can help prevent the spread of measles by checking their vaccination status, getting vaccinated if needed, monitoring themselves and their families for symptoms, and cooperating with public health professionals if you are contacted about your or your family’s vaccination history and whereabouts. If you think you have symptoms of measles - Immediately call your doctor and let him or her know about your symptoms you are having. DO NOT go to a clinic, hospital or physician's office before calling their facility and do not go into public places to prevent spreading the disease to others. Your doctor can:
- Determine if you are immune to measles based on your vaccination record or if you had measles in the past, and
- Make special arrangements to evaluate you, if needed, without putting other patients and medical office staff at risk.
For general questions about measles, the public may call the Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm by calling 2-1-1, (or by calling the toll free number 1-866-916-3566).
For information about measles, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/measles.aspx or contact the Glenn County Public Health Department at 530-934-6588