UCLA was identified as a location for possible measles exposure Monday, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
An infected UCLA student participated in the classes in Franz Hall on 2, 4 and 9 April and in the Boelter Hall between 10:00 and 18:00 on April 2 and 9. The student did not enter any other buildings at UCLA. Although there is no known risk in these places, officials are looking for people who may have been at the sites during these times.
UCLA is working on informing all students, teachers and staff who may have come into contact with the student, said Ricardo Vazquez, a UCLA spokesman. These people will receive detailed information on treatment and prevention.
Public health officials placed five cases of measles in Los Angeles County. The majority of the population in these cases was unvaccinated. Other potentially vulnerable areas include the Los Angeles International Airport, an El Pollo Loco restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge and California State University, Los Angeles.
Brass symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and rash and usually occur 1
0 to 21 days after the first exposure, according to the press release. Many adults born before 1989 have not had the recommended two rounds of measles vaccination. Officials suggest that these people contact their doctors to get a second dose immediately.