Traveler With Measles Exposed Santa Clara County Residents To Virus: Here Are The Places He Visited


A traveler sick with measles may have exposed a number of residents to the contagious virus when he visited different locations in Santa Clara County.

Traveler Visited 20 Places While Infectious

Health officials said the international traveler went to several places including several stores and restaurant during his visit earlier this month.

The person contracted the disease overseas and traveled while infectious. He has since been hospitalized but not before he visited at least 20 places in San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino during his trip, which spanned over eight days from March 16 to March 23.

The unnamed person traveled to the Apple Park Visitor Center in Cupertino, the Great Mall in Milpitas, and Hoover Tower at Stanford.

Here are the places the traveler visited and the data and time he was there, according to a list released by the Public Health Department:

March 16

T Mobile Store, 789 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

International House of Pancakes, 644 North First St, San Jose

9:30 a.m. - 12 noon​

Apple Visitor Center, 10600 N Tantau Ave, Cupertino

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hoover Tower Observation Deck, Stanford University, 550 Serra Mall, Stanford

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Poki Bowl, 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Walmart, 600 Showers Dr, Mountain View

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Fish Market, 3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Macy's Valley Fair Mall, 2801 Steven's Creek Blvd, Santa Clara

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

March 17

Bill's Café, 3163 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cascal, 400 Castro St, Mountain View

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

7-Eleven, 848 E. Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

March 18

Il​ Fornaio (Cucina Italiana), 2752 Augustine Dr, #120 Santa Clara

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

7-Eleven, 848 E. Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale

10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.​

March 19

Great Mall, 477 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Seniore's Pizza, 940 Monroe St, Santa Clara

9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

March 20

SA-BY Thai Cuisine, 404 S. 2nd St, San Jose

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Lucky, 3705 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

March 21

CVS Pharmacy, 1165 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

March 22

Safeway, 645 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

CVS Pharmacy, 1675 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

People who have visited these places, particularly those who have not been vaccinated or had measles before, may have contracted the virus. The health department advised watching for symptoms, which include high fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and rash that spreads all over the body.

Measles In The United States

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that the United States already had at least 314 cases of measles from January to March 21 this year. The number is 58 shy of the number of cases reported for the year 2018, the second-highest in over two decades.

CDC has so far identified six outbreaks, all of which are linked to travelers who brought measles from other countries such as Ukraine and Israel where there are large measles outbreaks happening.

"Eighty-two people brought measles to the U.S. from other countries in 2018. This is the greatest number of imported cases since measles was eliminated from the U.S. in 2000," the CDC said.

Measles can easily spread when it reaches communities where groups of people are not vaccinated.

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