State officials have issued a health alert for measles, stressing vaccinations after fifteen cases were reported across the state. At this time last year, only two cases of measles were reported.
State Epidemiologist Gil Chavez says we've seen infections in three Bay Area Counties. He says Infections start with a fever that can be as high as 105 degrees along with a cough, runny nose and redness of the eyes.
Measles is also characterized by rashes that start on the face and spread. Earlier this month, an infected UC Berkeley student with the measles rode BART which prompted health warnings.