Vaccinated Nevada Student Diagnosed With Measles

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A student at the has been diagnosed with measles. Additionally, the Washoe County Health District has stated that the college student was, in fact, vaccinated for measles.

Students are not vaccinated are not permitted on campus as of now.

“We want to get this message out because people who may have been exposed have a limited window for a prophylactic,” health district spokesman Phil Ulibarri said, according to rgj.com.

“Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. A small number of cases are capable of quickly producing epidemics,” said Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick. “Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and rash. Although measles is usually considered a childhood disease, it can be contracted at any age.”

The university also released its own statement.

In the release, UNR stated, “Per university policy, students who are not immunized are not permitted on campus due to the health risk, unless they receive immunizations or until they are allowed to return by the health authority.”

Photo by Ken Lund

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