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Hoover Tower, Palo Alto restaurants among sites potentially exposed to measles

County warns unvaccinated individuals who visited same places as international traveler carrying disease

RAHIM ULLAH/The Stanford Daily

Santa Clara County’s Public Health Department issued a warning of possible measles exposure following a visit by an infected international traveler between March 16 and 23. Possible sites of exposure include the Hoover Tower Observation Deck, Poki Bowl on El Camino Real and various restaurants and stores in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and San Jose.

Individuals who may have crossed paths with the traveler and are not vaccinated for measles are advised to watch out for symptoms of the respiratory disease. Symptoms, which may appear one to three weeks after exposure, include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rash.

According to the County’s warning, sites of exposure are as follows:

Saturday, March 16

  • 9 – 11 a.m.​ | T Mobile Store, 789 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | International House of Pancakes, 644 North First St, San Jose
  • 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ​| Apple Visitor Center, 10600 N Tantau Ave, Cupertino
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. ​| Hoover Tower Observation Deck, Stanford University, 550 Serra Mall, Stanford
  • 1:30 – 4 p.m.​ | Poki Bowl, 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
  • 3 – 5 p.m.​ | Walmart, 600 Showers Dr, Mountain View
  • 4 – 6:30 p.m.​ | The Fish Market, 3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
  • 6 – 8 p.m.​ | Macy’s Valley Fair Mall, 2801 Steven’s Creek Blvd, Santa Clara

Sunday, March 17

  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.​ | Bill’s Café, 3163 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
  • 6 – 9 p.m.​ | Cascal, 400 Castro St, Mountain View
  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.​ | 7-Eleven, 848 E. Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale

Monday, March 18

  • 7 – 10 p.m.​ | Il​ Fornaio (Cucina Italiana), 2752 Augustine Dr, #120 Santa Clara
  • 10 – 11:30 p.m.​ | 7-Eleven, 848 E. Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale

Tuesday, March 19

  • 7 – 9:30 p.m.​ | Great Mall, 477 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas
  • 9:30 – 11 p.m.​ | Seniore’s Pizza, 940 Monroe St, Santa Clara

Wednesday, March 20

  • 7 – 9:30 p.m.​ | SA-BY Thai Cuisine, 404 S. 2nd St, San Jose
  • 9 – 10:30 p.m.​ | Lucky, 3705 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Thursday, March 21

  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.​  | CVS Pharmacy, 1165 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Friday, March 22

  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.​ | Safeway, 645 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.​ | CVS Pharmacy, 1675 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale

The County’s warning notes that those who received two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine as a child — a group including more than 97 percent of students in public schools and more than 94 percent in private schools — are protected.

The traveler who contracted measles was exposed to the disease overseas, leaving the case unrelated to a cluster of Bay Area measles cases earlier this month, according to a Santa Clara County press release. That cluster occurred when three individuals from San Francisco, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, respectively, contracted measles on the same international flight.

Contact Julia Ingram at jmingram ‘at’ stanford.edu.

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