Officials warn of possible measles exposure at BBQ joint in Livermore

Patrons of Sauced BBQ and Spirits Restaurant in Livermore on Saturday night may have been exposed to measles, officials warn.

The possible exposure happened between 8 and 11 p.m. Saturday, the Alameda County Public Health Department said in a statement.

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If you were at Sauced between those hours, and fall under the following classifications, you should call your health provider immediately, as well as the Alameda County Public Health Department at 510- 267-3250:

  • Pregnant
  • Immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system) 
  • An infant 12 months of age or younger
  • Known to be unvaccinated against measles or 
  • A health care worker

Anyone who was at the restaurant at the specified times should watch for symptoms of measles, which can appear between one and two weeks after exposure, officials said. Symptoms include: fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash that can last up to a week. Some people may experience complications such as diarrhea, pneumonia, or middle ear infection.

Those who may be exposed to measles and show signs of symptoms are advised to call ahead to any medical facility before going to alert them of the possible exposure.

The Livermore incident follows another possible measles exposure in Santa Clara County earlier this month. 

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