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To Dennis Romero
Los Angeles universities were told to stay home because they may have had contact with two measles patients this month.
The highest number of 626 quarantined people was connected to the state of Los Angeles, California. Attending a campus library, officials said. According to the university, this number includes at least 106 employees.
"We also issued an order requiring all who were in the library to be called on 11-11, between 11 and 3 years, to notify the health services and find that they were immune before they became public presented Barbara Ferrer, head of health care in Los Angeles County.
Across the city at UCLA, 853 students and seven faculty members may have been exposed to a measles patient. Ferrer said the health authorities had checked hundreds of vaccinations and quarantined 45 students and one faculty member.
The fear is part of a nationwide outbreak of measles outbreaks in California, New York, Washington, New Jersey and Michigan to US Centers for Disease Control. In a statement, CDC officials accused "an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring them to the US and / or the spread of measles in US communities with pockets of unvaccinated people" (19659006) Measles patients in the United States – 626 in 22 states – are well on their way to surpassing the record in 2014 (667 cases). According to CDC, one in every 1,000 children who have the disease dies.
In Los Angeles County, health officials said that international travelers, caregivers and those looking after small children should consider a second vaccination. Ferrer said one of the confirmed cases at the university was "traveling internationally before he had measles."
So far, there have been five measles cases in Los Angeles County, she said.
On Friday, President Donald Trump called on parents to have their children vaccinated.
"That's really all, they have to meet," he said.
At a presidential debate in 2015, Trump seemed to be buying the demand According to science, there is a link between childhood vaccination and autism.
"Autism has become an epidemic … I'm totally into vaccines," he said at the time. "But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time."
Earlier this year, Michelle Mello, a professor of health research and policy at the Stanford School of Medicine, said in a university question and answer session, "One of the most frustrating things for healthcare professionals is the problem of having false beliefs about vaccine risks, which is often due to a discredited and withdrawn study on vaccines and autism
"As a parent," she continued, "I sleep better children are vaccinated.