UC Davis Health notifying people about possible measles exposure

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A child with a confirmed case of measles was at the UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department Monday and Tuesday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — UC Davis Health is in the process of notifying people about potential measles exposure.

It comes after a child with a confirmed case of measles was in the UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department Monday and Tuesday.

According to Sacramento County Public Health, the child was at the hospital from 10 p.m. Monday to 3:15 a.m. Tuesday and again from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

UC Davis Health is now working to notify people who may have been potentially exposed.

Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that’s often serious for small children but can be prevented by vaccination.

The CDC says it’s so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to them who aren’t immune will become infected. It’s spread by breathing contaminated air or touching an infected surface.

Symptoms appear 1-2 weeks after contact and include fever, cough and runny nose. A rash appears 3-5 days after primary symptoms.

The CDC says about 1 in 5 unvaccinated people require hospitalization.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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