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Measles Alert

Update: April 10, 2019

The following locations have been identified as possible locations for public exposure to measles in Tehama, Shasta, and Butte counties.

Tehama County

  • Wal-Mart on Luther Road in Red Bluff on March 16 between 5 and 7 p.m.
  • The Raley’s Supermarket on Luther Road in Red Bluff on March 18 between 6 and 7 p.m.

Shasta County

  • Taco Bell on Old Alturas Road in Redding on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on March 17 from 6 a.m. to noon.
  • The Shasta College 800 Building on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon, and from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • The Shasta College Library on March 19 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Raley’s Supermarket on Lake Boulevard in Redding on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Butte County

  • The Esplanade House, 181 E. Shasta Avenue in Chico during the period from March 5 – 9, and March 15 – 19.
  • Enloe Medical Center Emergency Room in Chico on March 19 from 8:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Downtown Chico on March 18 at Jamba Juice from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Campus Cycles from 11:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., North Rim Adventure Sports from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Little Red Hen from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m., and La Hacienda Restaurant from 1:20 to 3:20 p.m.
  • The Boba Shop at 226 W 2nd Street in Chico on March 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Aca Taco at 1000 W Sacramento Avenue in Chico on March 24 from 5:40 to 6:40 p.m.
  • B-Line Bus #3 bus from Nord Avenue and W Sacramento to Transit Center in Chico on March 25 from 7:34 to 8:34 a.m.
  • Enloe Prompt Care at California Park, 888 Lakeside Village Commons in Chico on March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Sierra Avenue Elementary School, After School Program, 1050 Sierra Avenue in Oroville on Tuesday, March 19 from 2:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Ampla Health, 2800 Lincoln Street in Oroville on March 20 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Purple Line Urban Winery, 760 Safford Street in Oroville on March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • The Lodge at Feather Falls Casino, 3 Alverda Drive in Oroville on March 26 from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

If you are a Tehama County resident and you were at these locations during these times, you can call 530.527.6824 Monday thru Friday, 8 to 5 p.m. to speak with a Public Health Official.

Infected people are usually contagious from about 4 days before their rash starts to 4 days afterwards. People who have received two doses of the measles vaccine have less than a 1% chance of contacting the disease after exposure.

If no additional cases are reported by April 11, Tehama county will consider itself cleared of the threat of additional measles cases stemming from the one exposure.

Symptoms of measles include:

  • Fever
  • Rash that starts on the head and migrates downward
  • Cough, coryza and/or conjunctivitis

Risk Factors:

  • Never immunized with measles vaccine and born in 1957 or later
  • In the prior 3 weeks: travel outside of North America, transit through U.S. international airports, or interaction with foreign visitors, including at a U.S. tourist attraction

Other things to consider:

  • If you have been vaccinated with 2 MMRs, you are protected.
  • There is NO current recommendation by the State or County Public Health Departments to Vaccinate Children OUTSIDE of the normally recommended MMR schedule and Interval.

If you have the symptoms consistent with measles and are seeking medical Attention please notify the Clinic/Urgent Care/Emergency Department of the concern prior to entering the facility in order to allow protective measures to be placed.

Learn More

For more information about measles and recommended visit www.shastahhsa.net and click on the “Information on Measles” banner at the top of the page.  Call 530.225.5591 to speak with Public Health staff.