A person with an active measles diagnosis stayed at a Bakersfield hotel during the fourth of July vacations, they announced on Tuesday official public health services in Kern County.
The infectious person stayed at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, on July 4 and 5. The health authorities of Kern say that anyone visiting the hotel during this two-day stretch may have been exposed to the disease.
Measles are spread through the air through coughing or sneezing and, according to the officials, they can stay in the air for more than one hour.
Kern Health Managers warn that anyone who has not been immunized from measles through the MMR or MMRV vaccines must continue to observe the symptoms until July 26.
Symptoms include high fever, cough, secretion, red eyes and an eruption that begins in the hair line of a person and travels to the rest of the body.
Officials warn that those who are infected with measles should not visit the doctor's office or another medical establishment, but should first contact their doctor.