Health officials confirm measles case in Los Angeles area

Health officials say a case of measles has been confirmed in a person who visited several sites in the Los Angeles area late last month, potentially exposing a number of shoppers and diners.

The Los Angeles Times reports the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says people who were possibly near the infected person might be at risk of developing the viral infection.

Officials say the infected person visited the Santa Monica Pier and Blue Plate Taco restaurant on Dec. 26; Ralphs and Nordstrom Rack on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena on Dec. 28; and Paradise Cove Beach Cafe in Malibu on Dec. 29.

Officials say people who believe they might have been exposed should call their health care provider before visiting.

Dawn Kamber