Latest L.A. County Measles Patient is a UCLA Employee

Los Angeles County has confirmed another case of measles. This time, the patient is an employee of L.A.’s leading public university and health officials say he may have exposed students and staff to the disease.

According to City News Service, the latest patient works at UCLA. He dined at the Court of Sciences food court on July 2 and 3 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and tested positive shortly thereafter.

Health officials are urging anyone who may have been exposed to check their medical history to ensure they’ve received a measles vaccine. They should self-monitor for any symptoms such as fever or rash. Pregnant women especially should contact their health care providers if they think they’ve been exposed.

This is the second measles scare to hit UCLA. A student of the university was diagnosed with measles in April, prompting a quarantine that affected hundreds of people.


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