Measles Advisory

Recent news of a measles outbreak in Southern California that originated at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, has prompted public health agencies to issue a health advisory and The Ashe Center to provide UCLA students with important information on how best to protect themselves and the UCLA Campus from this preventable disease.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Rare but serious complications include seizures and brain damage.

Most college-age individuals received the measles, mumps and rubella (“MMR”) vaccine as part of routine childhood immunizations. If you have not been vaccinated, or aren’t sure, please contact The Ashe Center right away to schedule an appointment for your MMR vaccine. It’s safe. It’s easy. It works. Don’t put yourself or others at risk by being unprotected.

 

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