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Measles Outbreak Forces Quarantine Of Over 100 At UCLA, CSU Los Angeles

Quarantine orders are now in place at both the University of California, Los Angeles and California State Los Angeles, with over 100 students and faculty members told they have to stay away from other people.

"Where appropriate we are quarantining those close contacts until we can establish that they're immunized or they're immune," said Dr. Barbara Ferrer with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. She added that those quarantined are among hundreds of people who were around somebody with a confirmed case of measles.

As of Wednesday there were 119 students and 8 faculty members under quarantine at UCLA, according to university officials. It is less certain how many people have been quarantined at Cal State LA.

The quarantines at UCLA could reportedly last as long 48 hours to ensure those who were exposed to the virus have time to prove they have immunity. There is a possibility that some those in quarantine will not be cleared for up to seven days.

A recent outbreak of measles in Los Angeles County include five confirmed case which have been tied to people who recently traveled overseas.

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