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Twelfth case of measles reported in L.A. County, in person who ate at UCLA's food court



WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) – A twelfth case of measles has been confirmed in a person living in Los Angeles County.

This person ate at UCLA's food court, known as The Bomb Shelter, at the Student Center of the Court of Science, between July 2 and July 3.

There is no risk of exposure there now.

But anyone who was there during this time is at risk of contracting measles until 21 days after exposure. Members of this group are encouraged to review their vaccination history and to inform their doctor if symptoms occur.

UCLA students were quarantined at a time when the outbreak was reported for the first time.

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Cases have also been reported to Cal State L.A.

People are invited to get vaccinated against this highly contagious disease.

"For those who are not protected, measles is a highly contagious and potentially serious disease that initially causes fever, cough, red and watery eyes and ultimately a rash," said Dr. Muntu Davis , Los Angeles County Health Officer. "Measles is spread by air and by direct contact, even before you know it.Morid vaccination is a very effective measure to protect yourself and prevent the unintended spread of this potentially serious infection to others. "

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