Two universities exposed to measles

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The Latest on measles quarantines at two Los Angeles universities (all times local):

7:25 a.m.

The quarantine order for students and staff who may have been exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities requires them to remain at home until they provide evidence of immunity or the risk period expires.

The order issued this week initially covered more than 200 people at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Cal State Los Angeles, but dozens have already been released.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, those under quarantine should have no contact with others who have not been screened for immunity.

The quarantine for measles can be up to 21 days from the last exposure.

The potential exposure at UCLA occurred at two buildings on April 2, 4 and 9. The exposure at Cal State LA occurred in a library on April 11.

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10:30 p.m.

A quarantine has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can’t verify that they have immunity.

Health authorities said Thursday that the order in connection with the University of California and Cal State University requires that affected people stay home, avoid contact with others and notify authorities if they develop measles symptoms.

More than 200 people were initially affected but officials expected that number to drop as they proved immunity.

The order comes as the number of measles cases nationwide has hit a 25-year high. A small outbreak of measles in Los Angeles County involving five confirmed cases is linked to overseas travel.

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