Nearly 700 at LA Universities Remain Under Measles Quarantine

Quarantine orders remain in effect for nearly 700 students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to the measles.

The orders apply to 550 students and 106 staff members at California State University, Los Angeles, and for 30 students and employees at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported.

A larger number of people were initially quarantined after possible exposure to a person with measles on each campus earlier this month, but many were cleared after proving their immunity with medical records or tests.

The quarantine period ends on April 30 for UCLA and on May 2 for California State-Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has said.

The quarantines are among the most extensive measures taken by health officials to contain measles outbreaks in the United States, where cases have reached a 25-year high, the AP reported.

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