Measles exposure leaves CWU student in quarantine following international trip

Measles exposure leaves CWU student in quarantine following international trip

An unvaccinated Central Washington University student is in quarantine after being exposed to measles during a recent international trip.

According to Kittitas County Public Health officials, the student was placed in quarantine upon returning, and will remain there until the risk of developing illness from the highly contagious disease has passed.

“At this time, the student is not ill and cannot transmit the measles virus to anyone else,” public health officials stated, clarifying also that the student does not live on campus.

“Measles is a serious illness that is very contagious,” public health officials said in a statement Friday. “Recent outbreaks have occurred in the United States and poorly vaccinated groups who were exposed to measles through international travel.”

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