Measles in a UC Berkeley Student

One laboratory-confirmed case of measles has been identified in a UC Berkeley student. As of September 1, 2015, no Alameda County residents outside of the City of Berkeley have been identified as contacts to this case. However, the case spent time at many public venues while infectious, so not all contacts could be identified.

For Healthcare Providers:
Consider measles in patients with fever, followed by a descending rash that starts on the face or head, regardless of age, immunization status, or travel history. Call Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) at 510-267-3250 to report suspected measles cases who live in Alameda County outside of Berkeley, and to arrange for expedited PCR testing at the Public Health Laboratory; do not send specimens to a commercial lab.

Implement airborne precautions immediately for patients with a febrile rash illness with suspected measles.

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