CSUB advises students to be up to date on measles vaccinations

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Cal State Bakersfield is advising students to check their immunization records ensuring they up to date on required vaccines as a precaution against contracting measles.

In a memo sent to the campus, CSUB said there are no suspected or confirmed cases of measles at the campus, but students should make appointments to obtain two doses of the MMR vaccine.

This week, at two college campuses in Los Angeles, over 900 students and faculty were quarantined because of a potential for a measles outbreak. There has been one confirmed case of the measles at Cal State Los Angeles.

The campus also said, faculty who have not been vaccinated or can not verify immunity are asked to contact their health provider or Kern County Public Health Services.

Students are asked to contact the campus’ Student Health Services at 661-654-2394 or contact Kern County Public Health Services at 661-321-3000.

So far, the CDC has reported 695 cases of measles in 22 states — the most cases reported in the United States since 2000.

Symptoms of measles include a fever of 101 degrees or more, a cough, runny nose or red eyes with a rash occurring two to four days after exposure. Rash may also occur up to 21 days after exposure.

For more information on measles or to get the vaccination, visit CSUB Student Health Services or call 661-654-2394.

You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention online.

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