Woman with measles attended the opening midnight screening of Avengers: Endgame

Randy Kelley
May 4, 2019

The patient-a 20-something woman from Placentia-allegedly contracted the illness during worldwide travel "to one of many countries now experiencing widespread" activity, according to the OC Health Care Agency (HCA). 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.

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.

Presumably unaware of her condition, the woman appears to have gone to work in Santa Anna for three days, before attending the April 26 midnight screening of Avengers in Fullerton.

The nationwide measles outbreak has expanded to Orange County.

The woman attended a midnight screening of the "Avengers" blockbuster at the AMC Dine-In Fullerton 20 on Thursday from 11 p.m.to 4 a.m, the Orange County Health Care Agency said.

Measles cases in the US have surpassed 700 this year, the highest level in the United States since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000.

Moviegoers seeing "Avengers: Endgame" may have also been exposed to the measles virus.

Because of it, measles was declared all but eliminated in the U.S.in 2000, but the disease has experienced a resurgence in recent years. She visited many other public places - including Los Angeles International Airport - over a period of four days before she went into voluntary quarantine.

Health officials are urging people to vaccinate if they have not done so already.

Measles is highly contagious and can cause complications, especially for young children and adults.

The onset of symptoms for measles generally occurs one to two weeks after exposure and begins with symptoms common to a flu or cold: fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose.

Officials are also reminding people who think they may have the measles to call their doctor before going to the physician's office to prevent infecting others.

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