Woman with measles potentially exposed 'Avengers: Endgame' opening night audience

Measles cases in the US are at the highest on record "since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000", CNN reported.

Health officials in California's third-largest county are warning moviegoers who attended an April 25 screening of Avengers: Endgame at an AMC theater in Fullerton might have been exposed to measles by a fellow audience member who was fresh from worldwide travel and unaware of her infection.

The woman, who is in her 20s, reported having recently traveled to a country with widespread measles activity, the agency added. It's not known which one she went to.

The CDC reported that over 500 of the 704 reported measles cases were in patients who hadn't been vaccinated.

She went to work for a few days - and then to the hit movie at the AMC Theater in Fullerton April 25 - before realizing she was sick.

Potentially hundreds of movie patrons who attended the film are at risk of exposure to the measles.

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Orange County health officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent by Gizmodo. April 27 from 7 a.m.to 9 a.m. That patient interacted with others in the Tom Bradley International Terminal as well as LAX's Terminal 3.

The woman in question apparently had just returned from a trip overseas, so it's being implied that she may have contracted the disease elsewhere in the world, rather than getting it from another person during this recent domestic outbreak.

It is not possible to vaccinate against the virus after contracting it, though there are some ways doctors can try to dampen the virus in pregnant women and people with suppressed immune systems. Three out of the nine jurisdictions with measles outbreaks have also occurred in the state.

Health officials recommend all children get two doses of the MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose between the ages of 4 and 6 years old.

Move over, Thanos: Midnight moviegoers in Orange County, Calif., may have been exposed to measles during the opening night showing of Avengers: Endgame.

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