June 20, 2019
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has confirmed a case of measles in an adult county resident who recently returned from travelling internationally. This new case is not connected to previous cases announced earlier this year, or to any other case in California. The individual was infected with measles while overseas. The Public Health Department is contacting individuals who might have come in contact with this individual while they were contagious, and the risk to the public from this new case is very low. Anyone planning international travel should make sure they are up to date on vaccinations before traveling.
Santa Clara County benefits from very high rates of vaccination. Most people received measles vaccine—the MMR vaccine—as children and are protected because they are immune to measles. More info at Measles Information for the Public.