Measles Outbreak Spreads To Solano County, Young Child Tests Positive

CBS San Francisco

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS SF) — Solano County Public Health Department officials have announced the county’s first case of measles in 2015.

The case was confirmed Friday evening in a non-school age child.

Meileen Acosta, an epidemiologist with the county’s health department, said the child is under 5 years old and started showing measles symptoms in the last week to 10 days. She said there doesn’t appear to be a direct connection to the recent cases contracted at Disneyland in Southern California.

MEASLES OUTBREAK:

“We are working to identify the people who may have come in contact with this person to assess their vaccination history and immunity status. We also are implementing measures to prevent the spread of this disease,” Solano County Deputy Public Health Officer and chief medical director Michael Stacey said in a statement.

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