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Livermore Restaurant Measles Exposure

On Thursday, March 28, Alameda County health officials alerted the public to a potential measles exposure at a Livermore restuarant, Sauced BBQ, on March 23. The exposure occurred between 8 and 11 PM that evening, and health officials warned that restaurant-goers who are not immune to the disease may be at risk. At-risk populations include anyone who is not vaccinated or suffers from a weakened immune system, as well as anyone who is pregnant, a health care worker or an infant 12 months old or younger. 

Exposed members of the public should contact a health care provider and the Alameda County Public Health Department at 510-267-3250 immediately. Individuals should be attentive for symptoms, including a fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes or a rash that can appear between 7 to 14 days after exposure. Officials also warn that anyone who was possibly exposed should call ahead before visiting their health care provider, as they will need to take extra precautions to protect patients and visitors.

For more information about the exposure, click here. To read about the symptoms associated with measles, click here.