Measles Warning After 2nd UC Berkeley Student Gets Infected

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    Health officials at the University of California, Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles, and they are concerned others may have been exposed to the virus.

    According to a post on the university's health services website, a UC Berkeley student who attended classes during the week of March 31 was diagnosed with measles. Campus officials worked with City of Berkeley Public Health to notify anyone who may have been exposed to the disease. The patient is currently in isolation.

    Health officials said the student could have exposed thousands of others when riding public transit home from Oakland International Airport on March 30 and attending classes from April 1-3.

    This is the second time that the university has dealt with a case of measles: in February, another infected college student was identified. Health officials said the two cases were not related.

    Berkeley's Tang Health Center was offering vaccines to students Saturday and encouraging members of the campus community to assess their risk level. The Tang Health Center is providing updates on the case on Facebook and Twitter.

    For more information about measles, visit cchealth.org/measles. Contra Costa County residents can also call 925-313-6740 or 211. City of Berkeley residents can call 510-981-5300. Additional information is available at cdc.gov/measles/index.html.