Woman With Measles May Have Exposed 'Avengers' Moviegoers to Disease

Woman With Measles May Have Exposed 'Avengers' Moviegoers to Disease

The measles patient, a Placentia resident in her 20s, was diagnosed after a recent trip overseas to a country "experiencing widespread measles activity", the O.C. Health Care Agency said in a news release. Hacker said that if someone who does not have the measles vaccination was exposed at the airport, they could get a rash between April 23 and May 7.

An unidentified 20-something woman from nearby Placentia took in a midnight showing of the action flick - which had a record-breaking opening weekend - at the AMC Dine-In theater in Orange County.

After learning about the possible exposure, one of the movie theater employees, Carlee Greer-McNeill, told NBC Los Angeles that he never thought to feel unsafe at his job or anywhere in Orange County.

Orange County officials warned Wednesday that a woman with measles may have exposed others in the region to the contagious disease.

The patient is now under voluntary isolation inside her home, authorities said.

The United States is now going through its worst measles outbreak since 1994, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 704 cases of measles across the country, making this the nation's worst year for the disease since 1994.

AMC movie theater, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, April 25 from 11 p.m. through April 26 at 4 a.m.

Measles spreads through coughing and sneezing, but the virus can linger in the air for two hours after the sick person leaves the room, still infectious.

Officials did not say whether she had been vaccinated against measles. People are encouraged to be up-to-date with their vaccinations.

Measles is highly contagious and can cause complications, especially for young children and adults. Of course, the MMR vaccine is the simplest most effective measure to prevent it.

Officials are urging anyone who was at these locations on those dates to contact their health care provider.

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