Patrons of the Dave & Buster's in Milpitas' Great Mall may have walked away with more than just a hard-won stuffed animal and a belly full of chicken fingers over MLK weekend—it's possible they were exposed to measles as well. As KCBS reports, anyone who was inside the Milpitas D&B on MLK Day (Monday, January 19) between 6-10 pm could have been exposed to a measles patient with an affinity for chain stores and restaurants; (s)he apparently also hit a Walmart and a Costco in Gilroy that day.
In total, two people in Santa Clara County have been confirmed to have measles, though with a 95% vaccination rate, officials say they're not concerned about a more widespread outbreak. Those showing symptoms (fever, cough, rash, runny nose, red eyes) are encouraged to seek medical care immediately. All in all, 78 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S., 68 of those in California. The outbreak began in December at Disneyland, and considering that measles is one of the most highly contagious viruses around, lasting hours after someone leaves a room, it could have serious implications for any Dave & Buster's patron who was unvaccinated that night.