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UPDATED: E&O Kitchen Dodges Measles Outbreak

The measles outbreak has come to SF.

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Measles continues to spread throughout the country, and for the first time, it's touched down in SF. The first person in San Francisco to contract the highly contagious disease is an employee of LinkedIn, who apparently dropped in at E&O Kitchen and Bar for a drink last Wednesday, February 4, between 5:30 and 7 pm. BART released a statement saying that in addition to visiting E&O and the LinkedIn offices, the patient rode BART from Montgomery to Lafayette between 6-8 am and 7-9 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 4-6.

E&O has yet to make any public comment on the measles issue, but authorities advise anyone who thinks they may have been exposed and is exhibiting symptoms like high fever, runny nose, coughing, watery red eyes, and/or a rash. (Vox has a good measles primer for the unfamiliar.) More cases are definitely a possibility, as California has some of the nation's most lenient vaccination laws, but the vast majority of adults should still be protected from the potentially fatal disease. This is the second Bay Area measles patient to have potentially infected other patrons of a restaurant or bar: another person with measles visited the Dave & Buster's in Milpitas a couple of weeks back.

UPDATE, 02/11, 6:37 p.m.: E&O has commented on the measles patient: "E&O was made aware of the situation immediately by the Department of Public Health and are working with them to ensure the health and safety of guests and employees. All employees have been notified and those who were working that evening have been previously vaccinated and are a-symptomatic. No other diners have reported illness at this time. They have been advised by the Department of Public Health that it is safe to remain open for business as usual, and they of course wish the infected guest a very speedy recovery."

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314 Sutter Street, , CA 94108 (415) 693-0303 Visit Website

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