IU student diagnosed with measles

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Health officials are trying to prevent the spread of measles at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018 11:38 AM
Updated: Jan. 12, 2018 11:38 AM

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Health officials are trying to prevent the spread of measles at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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A student with the highly contagious disease went to the campus on Jan. 2 for new student orientation.

That student was placed in self-isolation four days later following diagnosis.

Officials are trying to identify and notify anybody who may have had contact with the student.

Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. back in 2000 but it is still common in other parts of the world.

IU says most people have received vaccinations for the disease or are already immune.

If not vaccinated some cases of the measles can lead to hospitalization or death.

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