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A University of California Los Angeles employee infected with measles ate at a campus food court twice while contagious, officials have revealed.
The worker, who has not been identified, ate lunch at the Court of Sciences Student Center food court - known as The Bomb Shelter - on July 2 and July 3, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
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Officials said in a release that anyone who was at the Center between 9am and 11.30am on either day may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.
This is the twelfth confirmed case in Los Angeles County in 2019 and comes as the largest outbreak of measles in the US since 1992 continues to sweep the nation.
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The university is urging anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to make sure their immunization records are up-to-date or to contact their doctor with questions.
'Campus epidemiologists and top health experts have been working closely with the county public health department to ensure that all who might be affected receive notifications and proper care,' said UCLA administrative vice chancellor Michael Beck in a statement.
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'Upon learning of the situation, UCLA identified and notified employees who may have come into contact or who may have otherwise been exposed.'
Health officials say this case is not related to the measles exposure on campus in April that resulted in more than 1,000 college students and staff members being told to stay home, reported the Los Angeles Times.
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