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Measles Case at Chico State University

The latest case of the measles - a Chico State student.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 5:46 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2019 6:07 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The latest case of the measles - a Chico State student.

"It's definitely scary cause because being in such a tightly packed dorm its just a lot easier to get sick cause there's so many people," concerned student, Mackenzie Champion said.

Chico State Officials said the student with measles is no longer on campus and is being treated.

Student Health Center's Clinical Administrator, Jill Cannady said students hae been very proactive in staying safe and healthy.

"Some of them have walked in they wanted to know maybe their immunization status or if they didnt have vaccines as children and they wanted to get them and we do provide that service here for the students," Cannady said.

Cannady said it's a requirement that students have at least one dose of the vaccine before enrolling at Chico State.

"One dose gives you 93% coverage 2 doses gives you 97% so there's that 3% and if there is somebody in our comunity that had both of their doses and is still a confirmed case then mostly likely they'll have a milder case and be less likely to pass it on to someone else... still possible," Cannady said.

Concerned Freshman Kenny Burzo said the university immediately notified students and parents of the infection.

"We got emails about it that on the 24 and 25 theres an outbreak on the shuttle and UV they wouldnt tell us who but they gave us times when it was and certain areas that were contaminated," Burzo said.

Burzo lives in the dorm where measles was traced back to.

"I was a little nervous not gonna lie cause I was at the same place when it happened and I did have a cough and wasnt feeling too goo, but I got the measels vaccination when I was younger so im not gonna worry about it anymore," Burzo said.

Cannady encourages students to be aware of how they're feeling.

But our message to students has really been to call us if they think they might have it so we can triage them over the phone and they're safely at home and not intermingling with other people on campus," Cannady said.

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