A fresh case of measles has been reported in California. The infected person is an employee at the University of California Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles county’s Department of Public Health, this marks as the 12th reported case of the highly contagious disease. Most of the individuals who contracted the disease were found to be unvaccinated at the time of the exposure.
The UCLA campus is being warned against possible exposure to the virus. According to campus officials, the infected employee had meals at a food-court (UCLA Court of Sciences Student Center) inside the campus while he was affected by the virus. A statement from the university said that the employee reportedly ate twice in the food court in the previous week. The health officials and the school is urging those who were present at the center on the 2nd and 3rd of July from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to get themselves checked against possible signs of the disease. The health department announced on Tuesday that anyone who might have contacted the disease around that time might start showing signs within 3 weeks.
The university’s administrative vice-chancellor, Michael Beck in a statement said, “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.” Employees who are not found to be immune against the disease are asked to stay away from work until their incubation period is over. Beck reassured that the authorities are using every resource under them to prevent the spread of the disease.
There has been a widespread outbreak of the disease in the United States this year. The deadly virus can easily spread through contaminated air in which an infected person has sneezed or coughed. The people infected by the virus will notice symptoms like fever, cough, red spots on the skin, etc.
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