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Alert: UC Berkeley student with measles rode public transportation

Electron microscope image of the virus responsible for measles (paramyxoviridae). Photo: Alain Grillet / Copyright Sanofi Pasteur Berkeley officials have put out an alert that a UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measles rode public transportation and was active in the community before he was put in isolation. The student, who was not identified, was infectious […]

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Update: Measles exposure at Berkeley library is ruled out

Electron microscope image of the virus responsible for measles (paramyxoviridae). Photo: Alain Grillet/Copyright Sanofi Pasteur UPDATE, 3.9.15: The City of Berkeley’s public health department has ruled out a recent suspected case of measles at branches of the Berkeley Public Library. In a release issued today, the city wrote: “The individual suspected of possibly exposing people at […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley reports possible case of measles exposure

Electron microscope image of the virus responsible for measles (paramyxoviridae). Photographer: Alain Grillet. Copyright Sanofi Pasteur The City of Berkeley has issued an alert after an adult with measles visited La Mediterranée restaurant in Berkeley on the evening of Friday February 20. The city is advising that patrons at the Elmwood neighborhood restaurant during that time […]

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If measles breaks out in Berkeley, unvaccinated children may be quarantined for 21 days

The current outbreak of measles in California can be traced back to Disneyland. Photo Glen Scarborough /Creative Commons If measles breaks out in any Berkeley school, the Berkeley public health department will direct all unvaccinated children in that school to stay at home for 21 days, the department announced on Jan. 29. This applies to […]