A California State University, Long Beach student has been diagnosed with measles, the latest case in an outbreak that has affected dozens in the state, the university confirmed Wednesday.
A small group of students were exposed to the virus at an off-campus location during winter break, the week of January 12, a school news release stated.
The student lives in Orange County and attended an off-campus field trip with CSULB. Twenty students may have been exposed to the virus at that time, a doctor with the Long Beach Health Department said.
The student diagnosed with the measles does not live on campus and has since recovered. The university’s class schedule has not been affected, and health officials said they don't believe the student went to the campus after getting measles.
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CSULB administrators and the Long Beach Department of Health said they are "working closely together."
More than 70 cases of measles have been reported in California in less than two months. At least 50 of the cases have been linked to a mid-December outbreak that began at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, state health officials said.
It was not immediately clear whether the Long Beach student's case was linked to Disneyland.
Measles is an airborne disease spread through sneezing or coughing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.