The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency for Public Health has confirmed that there are cases of measles in Shasta County.
The patient is currently isolated and those who have come in contact with them during the last eight days are contacted.
Public health officials would like to let the public know that it is not absolutely necessary for them to contact public health immediately. However, people who were in the following locations and fulfilling the specific conditions that unvaccinated or showing symptoms should call (530) 225-5591.
The telephone lines are open until 6 pm. Saturday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday.
- Taco Bell on Old Alturas Rd. in Redding on March 1
- Shasta College 800 Building on March 19 from 6 pm. 9:30 to 9:00 Noon and noon
- Shasta College Library on March 19 from noon to noon. 4:30 pm
- Raley's supermarket on Lake Boulevard in Redding on March 19 from kl. 11 to 12.30
Symptoms include: fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (pink eyes) and then a rash that starts at the head and spreads downward. Infections are usually infectious from about four days before their rash begins four days later, according to Public Health Officers. This is the first confirmed case of measles in Shasta County since April 2014.