Measles makes its way to Contra Costa

February 15, 2015 8:19 AM

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A Contra Costa County resident infected with measles traveled on BART between San Francisco and Lafayette three days last week, marking the first case of the virus in Contra Costa County since the statewide outbreak began in December.

“Measles is circulating in the Bay Area and we don’t know yet where this person was exposed,” said Erika Jenssen, Comm­unicable Disease Program Chief with Contra Costa Public Health. “The ongoing measles outbreak in California highlights the need for people to be vaccinated, and this is just another...

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