Pinoy mayor of SF Bay Area city urges caution amid measles warning

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Health officials are warning people who visited a popular restaurant in Milpitas, Calif. over the Martin Luther King holiday that they may have been exposed to the measles virus.

There are more than 9,300 Filipinos in Milpitas, comprising about 15 percent of the city’s population.

Warning signs have been posted at the Dave and Buster’s restaurant in Milpitas’ Great Mall.

The warning says anyone who was in the restaurant on Monday Jan. 19 between 6 and 10 p.m. may have been exposed to the virus.

Authorities say someone who had the measles visited Dave and Buster’s, as well as stores like Costco and Walmart in the town of Gilroy.

Health officials urge those who may have been exposed to check their vaccination status and to watch out for symptoms, which include fever, cough, runny nose, a rash and red eyes. They urge anyone with concerns to contact their doctor.

In a phone interview with Balitang America, Milipitas Mayor Joe Esteves said even though there’s no sign of concern yet from the city’s Filipino community, it’s always advisable to be more cautious.

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  • Mario
    27 January 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Measles, polio,and other infectious diseases had been eradicated in the US for so many years. Now, this diseases are back, reason; Unscreened illegal children and adult that came from Central America brought those kind of diseases.Good job Obama, this is the simplest way to destroy a country.

    • Delia
      27 January 2015 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      Obama is an evil man who thoroughly enjoys being evil, and the most bizarre and depressing thing ever in American history and politics.

      • Kenikeni
        28 January 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

        Delia, Go to Hell beyatch!!