A day later, he was confirmed as Long Beach's first reported case of measles since 2015 and the third known exposure this year in Orange County.
Health officials say vaccination is the best protection.
Thursday, May 2 - UCI Student Health Center, 1 p.m. -3 p.m.
He also said the student will remain at home, which is in Los Angeles County. Health officials are investigating how he contracted it.
Last week, hundreds of students and employees were quarantined as they may have been exposed to measles at UCLA and the Cal State LA.
"While some students visiting the Student Health Center yesterday have been cleared, we are still identifying and gathering medical histories for those who may have been in contact with this individual".
As of Thursday, state health officials reported 40 people in California have been diagnosed with measles so far this year. "We expect to see additional cases here in Orange County, and encourage community members to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated". Please be assured that we have the resources we need for prevention and treatment, and that we are working closely with local public health officials to address this issue.
Nationwide, a number of large outbreaks have propelled the number of measles case over 700, already more than in 2014 when an outbreak tied to Disneyland led to a renewed vaccination push and stricter rules on exemptions in California.
She reportedly caught the disease when she traveled to a country that is now experiencing measles outbreak. She was considered infectious between April 23 and Friday.
The student, identified as a man who lives in Long Beach, did not need hospitalization and is now quarantined at his home, officials said.
- AMC movie theater, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, April 25 from 11 p.m. through April 26 at 4 a.m.
About 90% of people who have never been immunized against measles will become ill seven to 21 days after exposure, according to the Long Beach Department of Health. If symptoms develop, stay at home and call a health care provider immediately.
"Currently, there are seven measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, and five non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County", it said.
The Ohio Department of Health is urging residents to ensure they're vaccinated for measles amid a resurgence of the highly contagious disease in the U.S. The MMR vaccine can safely and effectively fight measles, mumps, and rubella.