Measles traced to LAX

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed one case of measles in a person who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport.

The infected passenger flew into the Tom Bradley International Terminal on January 12, 2020, while infectious, going on to visit several places in Los Angeles County.

In 2019, there were 20 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents, in addition to 14 non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena). Most of these cases were not immunized or did not know whether they had ever been immunized.

More than 1,200 cases of measles were reported in the USA in 2019. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the country since 1992.The disease was declared eliminated from the USA in 2000, but travelers continue to bring it into the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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