14 Infants at Santa Monica Day Care Quarantined After Baby Contracts Measles | NBC Southern California

14 Infants at Santa Monica Day Care Quarantined After Baby Contracts Measles

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    More than a dozen infants were quarantined after a baby at a day care center was confirmed to have the measles. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015)

    More than a dozen infants enrolled at a Santa Monica day care center were quarantined after a baby was confirmed to have measles, officials said Monday.

    The Santa Monica High School Infant Toddler Center was closed Monday until further notice, two days after the center was alerted that a child under 1-year-old who attends came down with the virus, officials said.

    Children Possibly Exposed to Measles in Santa Monica

    [LA] Children Possibly Exposed to Measles in Santa Monica
    More than a dozen children at a Santa Monica child care facility may have been exposed to another child diagnosed with measles, officials said. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
    (Published Monday, Feb. 2, 2015)

    The baby was too young to be vaccinated.

    Fourteen infants under the age of 12-months-old who were exposed to the baby will be quarantined for 21 days, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District spokeswoman Gail Pinsker said.

    The day care center serves school staff, community members and three teen parents who attend the high school.

    A letter went out to parents of the 24 children enrolled in the day care, for children aged 6 months to 3 years, officials said.

    Infant's Measles Closes Santa Monica Day Care

    [LA] Infant's Measles Closes Santa Monica Day Care
    A second measles case was reported at Santa Monica High School, this one at a day care on campus. Vanessa Ruiz reports from Santa Monica for NBC4's News at Noon on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
    (Published Monday, Feb. 2, 2015)

    It's the second case of measles at the school -- a high school coach was diagnosed with measles in January, but school was kept open after officials determined students were at low risk for contracting the highly infections virus.

    Jalil Norman, a student at Santa Monica High School, said he was relieved when he discovered he had been vaccinated.

    "I asked my mom... once I heard about the measles outbreak... did I get my measles shots?' "She said 'yes... thank God,'" Norman said.

    Vanessa Ruiz, and City News Service contributed to this report.

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