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Measles Case Confirmed at UC Berkeley

September 4, 2015

On Aug. 31, health officials confirmed a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with measles and placed in isolation. So far, no other measles infections related to this case have been identified. While UC Merced does not have any measles cases, this is a good opportunity to communicate important information.

Measles is an airborne disease that typically begins with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat, followed by a rash that spreads over the body. The measles virus is highly contagious and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing, but it can be prevented by vaccine.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to review their immunization records to ensure they are fully immunized in accordance with the recommended guidelines of the Center for Disease Control. Get more information about the measles virus.