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Bay Area Health Officials Issue Measles Warning


Bay Area health departments issued a joint statement Friday, warning people measles is on the rise nationally and to be up to date on their vaccinations.

The Association of Bay Area Health Officials (ABAHO) said “The best protection against measles is two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, which protects you for life. This is particularly important for anyone travelling internationally in the upcoming months.”

The group said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports in 2024 there have been 64 confirmed cases of measles across 17 jurisdictions, with more than 90 percent of those cases linked to international travel, as measles is circulating in many regions in the world, including popular tourist and business destinations.

Most cases in the U.S. have been among children aged 12 months and older who had not received the MMR vaccine.


“With three major airports, the Bay Area is a hub for international travel, increasing the potential for exposure to this highly contagious virus,” ABAH said, in a statement. “For individuals or families that plan to travel internationally, anyone who is not vaccinated against measles is at increased risk of getting infected.

“Plan early before international travel and check your destination and the CDC’s Global Measles Travel Health Notice for more travel health advice, including where measles outbreaks have been reported. Parents should consult with their child’s health care provider prior to travel.”

Officials said, after returning to the U.S., watch for signs and symptoms of measles for three weeks.

“While MMR vaccination rates have been high in the Bay Area, it’s important to confirm vaccination history,” the group said. “Having documentation of your vaccination status can help you avoid being quarantined if you are exposed. The CDC offers accelerated vaccination guidelines for persons, including children under 12 months, who plan to travel internationally.”
ABAHO said measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis (pink eye), followed 2-4 days later by a rash. The virus is transmitted through direct contact with infectious droplets or through the air when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. Infectious droplets can linger in indoor air for several hours.


About one in five people infected with measles requires hospitalization, and nearly 1 to 3 of every 1,000 children who become infected with measles will die from respiratory and neurologic complications, according to the CDC.

ABAHO said measles presents the greatest risk to children under 5 years of age, adults over 20 years of age, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems.

Vaccination is highly effective at preventing measles. The MMR vaccine is recommended for children aged 12-15 months, with a second dose administered between ages 4 and 6 years old.

Infants (6-12 months) can start vaccination early prior to international travel.


Teenagers and adults with no evidence of immunity should be vaccinated right away.

For questions about the MMR vaccine and immunization records, check with your health care provider and access your digital vaccine record.

ABAHO is made up of health Officers from the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, and the city of Berkeley.


whenwilltheylearn March 29, 2024 - 4:07 PM - 4:07 PM

Hers it comes,the maskies

bdml April 1, 2024 - 12:56 PM - 12:56 PM

Yep, plus already had measles as a kid no I will not put a needle in my arm for the sake of it or to follow the fear porn sold.

Atticus Thraxx March 29, 2024 - 4:30 PM - 4:30 PM

If only there was some kind of medicine or a vaccine that could protect you. 💉🧐😝

MAGA SAM March 30, 2024 - 11:53 AM - 11:53 AM

There’s that brilliance. You impress me beyond imagination

Donothaveone March 31, 2024 - 8:06 AM - 8:06 AM

You hate it when people are right. Facts won’t kill you. But some of these conspiracy theories that go around I don’t know.

bdml April 1, 2024 - 12:58 PM - 12:58 PM

Name one…looks like most of them have been proven right as this is the go to for blind followers of flip flopping science.

Donothaveone April 2, 2024 - 11:04 AM - 11:04 AM

Science is a dynamic process that involves continuous exploration, experimentation, and refinement of knowledge. Sometimes new information or data may lead to changes in scientific understanding, which may appear as “flip-flopping” to some. However, this adaptability is what makes science reliable and trustworthy in the long run. By continually refining and updating our understanding of the world, science ensures that we are always striving for the most accurate and evidence-based conclusions.

Old Otis March 29, 2024 - 4:43 PM - 4:43 PM

I wonder if it has anything to do with all of the “NEWCOMERS” from the open borders?
What other diseases are they bringing us?

The Observer March 29, 2024 - 7:12 PM - 7:12 PM

Most, if not all, of the measles outbreaks over the past ten or fifteen years have been caused by unvaccinated American citizens flying to foreign countries where measles is fairly common, getting infected, and then flying home to share the disease with the locals. It’s certainly possible that immigrants walking across the border could bring measles with them, but that hasn’t been a significant source of the disease so far.

MAGA SAM March 29, 2024 - 7:53 PM - 7:53 PM

What type of liberal open borders fantasy denial is this? “unvaccinated Americans flying to foreign countries “ OMG just how stupid do you actually think Americans are? Sure it’s not the millions of illegal aliens biden and the communists are flooding into my country. Unbelievable response to the reality we all share

Donothaveone March 31, 2024 - 8:07 AM - 8:07 AM

Let me guess. It’s one centered in reality. Funny that.

bdml April 1, 2024 - 12:59 PM - 12:59 PM

Bingo look at the timing of said outbreak

Stupid Should Hurt March 29, 2024 - 4:44 PM - 4:44 PM

I wonder how there could be a measles outbreak in the U.S.
What has changed in the past few years to cause this to happen?

I can’t think of anything that could have caused this.

Are people bringing it with them when they “travel” into the country?
No. That can’t be…..

It must be climate change.

(Sarcasm intended)

Parent March 29, 2024 - 4:45 PM - 4:45 PM

So when does do they declare the lockdowns are only for two weeks to flatten the curve?

Hayden Barsotti March 29, 2024 - 4:47 PM - 4:47 PM

Thank your current President for letting in the unknown illegals. How did the measles start all of a sudden?
Thought the measles were eradicated a long time ago.

whenwilltheylearn March 29, 2024 - 7:17 PM - 7:17 PM

Even small pox is back

The Observer March 29, 2024 - 9:31 PM - 9:31 PM

No, smallpox is NOT back. The last known case of smallpox in the wild was in Somalia in 1977. The World Health Organization declared in 1980 that smallpox had been completely eradicated in the world.

whenwilltheylearn March 30, 2024 - 2:13 PM - 2:13 PM


bdml April 1, 2024 - 1:02 PM - 1:02 PM

Wow it must be right because you took the time to type something online…

bdml April 1, 2024 - 1:01 PM - 1:01 PM

It is because they quit requiring & assumed that it couldn’t happen again…

MikeyV March 29, 2024 - 4:55 PM - 4:55 PM

“With three major airports, the Bay Area is a hub for international travel, increasing the potential for exposure to this highly contagious virus.”

C’mon now.

bdml April 1, 2024 - 1:03 PM - 1:03 PM

Just like they tried with Monkey Pox that went away quickly…

Original G March 29, 2024 - 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Will DEM politicians and their media, blame anti vaxers.
From last December,
‘ Leprosy, Polio, Malaria, TB, Measles … and Massive Unscreened Illegal Immigration’
“A startling 50% of migrants streaming into the Big Apple are not vaccinated against the contagious and potentially deadly poliovirus, city Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan recently revealed — as he urged doctors to help prevent a public health emergency,”
‘About 300 people at California hospital possibly exposed to measles after child goes for treatment’
But no mention of TB cases,
‘Tuberculosis Cases Are Surging in California’…
“He noted, as California health officials did, that TB is more prevalent as a disease in other parts of the world such as Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as Central America.”

whenwilltheylearn March 29, 2024 - 7:19 PM - 7:19 PM

TB epidemic for 30 years,30000 people in the USA die and they never talk about it..sssshhh,liberals mite get scared

whenwilltheylearn March 29, 2024 - 9:21 PM - 9:21 PM

correction 300,000 people per year die fromTB in the USA.

The Observer March 30, 2024 - 10:31 AM - 10:31 AM

The CDC reports the number of TB deaths in the US at 602 in 2021. That was an increase of two deaths from 2020.

bdml April 1, 2024 - 1:04 PM - 1:04 PM

You actually blindly believe & follow the CDC?

Fed Up March 30, 2024 - 10:41 AM - 10:41 AM

Some people have their heads up their, sorry I meant in the sand.

whenwilltheylearn March 30, 2024 - 2:22 PM - 2:22 PM

In Calif alone in 2020 there was 2113 TB cases….wrong again

Sarah Horowitz March 30, 2024 - 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Yet, even after many, many decades of operation, the WHO nor the CDC, not to mention ANY OTHER nation’s health agency can cite even ONE instance where a so-called virus was literally isolated in a host and subsequently transferred to another human being. Not once!, yet the lemmings do as lemmings do: line up for toxic shots before following the unsuspecting mass or herd over the cliff to their deaths.

whenwilltheylearn March 30, 2024 - 2:16 PM - 2:16 PM

1.2 million people died of TB in 2022 worldwide

Donothaveone March 31, 2024 - 8:10 AM - 8:10 AM

Of course it’s the anti-vaxxers who do you think’s causing the problem. It really wouldn’t get a foothold here if people were vaccinated. Even if it was brought in. That’s the point to vaccinations.

MAGA SAM March 31, 2024 - 4:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Lol it doesn’t have “a foothold” here. Lies and drama is all you lefties are good for. Go stoke fear somewhere else. Try the open border, maybe they need a vaccine on their way in. Not the sharpest tool are you

bdml April 1, 2024 - 1:07 PM - 1:07 PM

“Of course it’s the anti-vaxxers who do you think’s causing the problem. It really wouldn’t get a foothold here if people were vaccinated. Even if it was brought in. That’s the point to vaccinations.”

That has to be the dumbest thing I have heard in awhile.

Abe March 29, 2024 - 6:45 PM - 6:45 PM

With the never-ending influx of people over the border and their random placement through the country, every disease that America has irradiated will return.

We can only blame the government that most of us did not elect.

CJRN March 29, 2024 - 7:01 PM - 7:01 PM

Well, our borders are open. People are able to come in to the county unchecked, which means there are no health checks that would be done if people entered the county legally.
Measles is the least of our worries. I’m a bit more concerned about people entering illegally with active TB

Beanzy March 30, 2024 - 2:23 PM - 2:23 PM

From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:

“Measles can easily come to the United States by way of unvaccinated travelers, and measles cases have been increasing around the country. This most commonly happens when people who live in the United States visit countries where there are measles outbreaks. Once someone gets measles and returns to America, measles can spread if people in their community aren’t up-to-date on their vaccinations.

“* Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to them can also become infected if they are not protected by vaccination (or, less commonly, prior infection).

“* The measles virus can stay in the air for up to 2 hours after an infected person left an indoor space.

“* Someone can get infected by simply being in a room where a person with measles walked through.

“* In addition, people with measles can transmit to others when their symptoms are fever, cough, and runny nose, which look like common respiratory viruses.”

Well Folks March 31, 2024 - 9:44 AM - 9:44 AM

Ah yes…the handy work of the anti-vaxxer parents.
Anyone remember the Whooping cough outbreak about 10 years ago.
Bottom line if had the measles before the vaccine came out or if you are vaccinated you are safe

MAGA SAM March 31, 2024 - 4:17 PM - 4:17 PM

Remember when your leftist comrades were “antivax”? I sure do. You guys are so easily influenced

bdml April 1, 2024 - 1:09 PM - 1:09 PM

Mindless drones comes to mind…

MAGA SAM April 2, 2024 - 5:49 AM - 5:49 AM

The left was the granola eating, anti big pharma, anti big corporation, anti war, anti immigration, anti gay marriage, anti big everything until the media tricked them. I used to feel sorry for them. Now they actively and aggressively abuse anyone with questions. Yeah I’m a conspiracy theorist now because Tennessee banned chemtrails…Ok


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