Fresno County health officials say a man with measles recently visited a local hospital and other places including the Fashion Fair Mall, possibly exposing residents to the virus.
The man, who is from Southern California, was visiting a relative in the labor and delivery floor at Community Regional Medical Center. He was on the third and fourth floor of the hospital on two different occasions between January 22 and 25 at 9:00 p.m.
Health officials say CRMC is taking steps to contact patients who were exposed to this highly contagious disease.
After months of uncertainty, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors will decide on Tuesday the future of health care for its undocumented community.
The board has two options. They can accept or reject a deal from the state to defer the county’s payment of $5.5 million for road funds in exchange of continuing to provide specialty care for the medically indigent.
A fatal limo fire in Northern California has brought about new state legislation aimed at improving limousine safety.
The fire occurred last May. It claimed the lives of five women heading to a bridal shower. The women could not escape because the limo did not have emergency exits.
Under one bill all limos would be required to have exit features such as rear doors and pop-out windows. A separate bill would require limos to carry fire extinguishers in both the passenger and driver areas.