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Los Angeles County health officials inform that "two Los Angeles universities will be quarantined after being exposed to measles." According to the latest developments, a dangerous and highly contagious disease that was eliminated in 2000, has resurged at The University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University. The Typical Student team learned the details.
What's the Situation at The UCLA?
A UCLA student infected with measles reportedly attended classes at two campus buildings on April 2, 4 and 9. According to rough estimates, over 500 students and staff "may have been exposed" or "come into contact" with the sick student. As told by the Washington Post, The UCLA is "awaiting medical records from 82 faculty members and students who will remain quarantined until proof of immunity is established." The quarantine may last up to 7 days, meanwhile, the students will still live on campus.
What's The Situation At California State University?
California State University, LA, statement confirms a potential measles exposure took place at a campus library on April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students and staff present at the library during that time "were asked to provide immunization records or be checked for immunity at the health center." According to the university reps, a total of 127 staff employees and 71 student employees have been instructed to stay at home and avoid exposure under the conditions of the quarantine.
How Long Will The Quarantine Last?
According to the Health Department, the quarantines could last for up to 21 days. A measles outbreak has been officially declared across the county, overall 695 cases spanning 22 states have been officially announced. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement: "For those exposed to a confirmed case of measles who could not provide evidence of two doses of measles immunizations or lab verified immunity to measles, a Health Officer Order for quarantine is being issued.”
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