San Diego-area clinic closes after seeing measles symptoms

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — An urgent care center east of San Diego is closed after several people showed up with measles symptoms.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday that it will determine if they have measles. Until test results are in, it’s unclear if the cases are related to a measles outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California.

Sharp HealthCare spokesman Curtis Ippolito says the La Mesa clinic closed after patients came Wednesday morning with fevers and rashes. He declined to say how many people were involved or whether they were related.

The patients were immediately masked and isolated, and nurses were posted at the front door. It’s unclear when the clinic, which is across the street from a hospital, will reopen.

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