Threat of Measles in the County

Published on January 28, 2015

Placer County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Oldham talks about the measles outbreak in California, the risk of this highly infectious disease and the best prevention - vaccination. He answers questions on the threat of measles in Placer County.

Are there confirmed cases of measles in Placer County?

How do people get measles?

What is the danger of measles?

What are the symptoms of measles?

Are people contagious if they do not show symptoms?

What should people do if they show any symptoms?

Are vaccines available and who should be vaccinated?

What are the current problems with vaccinations in Placer County?

How does Placer County rank with regards to vaccination rates?