Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, July 15, 2019

A University of California Los Angeles employee who contracted measles ate at a campus food court twice last week while believed to be contagious, according to campus officials who are now warning of potential exposure to the virus. The employee's case is the 12th confirmed case of measles in Los Angeles County this year, according to a statement from the county's Department of Public Health, which is investigating. It comes amid the largest outbreak in the United States since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000.



Alternate links: Google News | Twitter

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes or if someone comes into direct contact or shares germs by touching the same objects or surfaces. Symptoms may include fever, cough, runny nose, watery eyes and a rash of red spots.

The disease can stay in the air for up to two hours after a sick person coughs or sneezes and can stay on surfaces for many hours, making a college campus especially susceptible for the disease to spread due to the high volume of people going into and out of buildings.


Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Some people will do anything for a paycheck.

#1 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-07-15 11:49 AM | Reply

Ha! College food. Pah.
The only decent place to eat in Westwood is the In N Out on Gayley...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2019-07-15 12:52 PM | Reply

I hate articles like this...

I wonder if that person was vaccinated - it didn't say in the article, just that most of the cases were unvaccinated. It also doesn't mean they knew they measles when they were at work. You can be contagious prior to the outbreak. Measles symptoms appear 7 to 14 days after contact with the virus and typically include high fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes. Measles rash appears 3 to 5 days after the first symptoms.

I don't know their rules on sick days either... I hate that people abuse sick days but we need them for reasons - like this.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-07-15 03:01 PM | Reply

Did he get it from a dirty illegal immigrant?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 03:09 PM | Reply

If you are over 35 you and we're vaccinated against measles, ask you doctor to test you for immunity.
I started working for a health care provider a year ago and found I had lost my immunity. This is not uncommon for people born in the mid-80's and early because they did not routinely provide two rounds of mmr vaccination prior to that time.
Have a friend of mine who happens to be from LA who just recently had the same experience.

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-07-15 03:36 PM | Reply

I'm curious how many people this person "infected"? Any?

Isn't that an odd thing? The cafeteria is always littered with people, there obviously must be at least one person that has been impacted since this is airborne, right?

Hopefully, we'll find out the truth of it.

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-15 10:29 PM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2019 World Readable

Drudge Retort