Court of Sciences Student Center identified as possible site of measles exposure

Maricruz Casares
Julio 11, 2019

King County public-health officials announced two more confirmed measles cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 12 cases in Western Washington since an outbreak was declared in May.

New measles cases reported in West L.A. Public Health is looking to identify others who may be at risk for measles and have been exposed to this individual.

Authorities said anyone who was at the Court of Sciences Student Center between 9 and 11:30 a.m. each of those days may have been exposed.

The university is urging anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to make sure their immunization records are up-to-date or to contact their doctor with questions.

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Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop); if symptoms develop, stay at home and call a healthcare provider immediately. Most of the cases were unvaccinated.

An unvaccinated young adult picked up the highly-contagious disease while travelling in Eastern Europe. Infected people can infect those around them before they have symptoms and know they are infected. Common symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and a rash. They should also tell their doctor or other healthcare provider if they traveled internationally or had global visitors in the last 21 days or had exposure to another person with measles.

'Campus epidemiologists and top health experts have been working closely with the county public health department to ensure that all who might be affected receive notifications and proper care, ' said UCLA administrative vice chancellor Michael Beck in a statement.

For more information about measles, visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles or call 2-1-1.

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