A woman who was apparently never vaccinated for measles and subsequently came down with the disease has prompted scary warnings on the doors of a Milpitas Dave & Busters, and both a Walmart and Costco in Gilroy after she visited all three places on MLK Day, January 19. Anyone else who is unvaccinated who was hooting it up playing Skee-Ball on their day off at Dave & Busters between 6 and 10 p.m. is at risk of measles exposure, as ABC 7 and CBS 5 report.
This is just the latest in a small statewide measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, and has now racked up 78 cases. Nine of those cases were/are in the Bay Area, and 42 have been linked directly to Disneyland.
The theme park remains unsafe for anyone who has not gotten their measles/mumps/rubella immunization, because the measles virus can survive on surfaces for hours after being touched by an infected person, and at least five Disneyland employees were confirmed infected.
Also, you may recall, there was a measles scare involving BART last February when a UC Berkeley student came down with the disease.
Measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, a widespread blotchy rash (like the one pictured above), tiny white spots in the mouth, and red eyes. Anyone who shows such symptoms and isn't sure of their vaccination status should contact their doctor.
And for god's sake, vaccinate your kids.