Unvaccinated students in LA are BANNED from classes in the midst of growing measles outbreak for 21 days
- California has registered 38 measles cases this year – this year compared to 11 this year
- The state abolished personal exemptions for vaccines in 2014 after a brief measles outbreak
- But the new rules do not apply to teenagers and young adults
Students in Los Angeles who cannot prove that they have the measles vaccine are being excluded from their campuses, health officials said.
California, which imposed some of the nation's strictest vaccination rules after a short-term measles outbreak in 2014, sees a peak in cases largely related to people landing at the airports with measles.
But the law, banning personal or philosophical reasons to skip a vaccine, came too late for the teen and young adult population of the state, and will not have touched the millions of out-of-state students going to LA come to study.
Now that the state has registered 38 cases of measles this year – this year from 11 this year – they are squatting.
There is no treatment for measles except the preventive vaccine
According to a Thursday statement from the LA County Department of Public Health, up to 100 UCLA students have been ordered to stay in their home for 21 days.
They believe that some students in Cal State LA may also be required to stay.
& # 39; Both universities help implement quarantine orders and determine the best way to support students to be quarantined and live on campus & # 39 ;, officials said in the statement.
The move comes one day after the CDC revealed that the rate of measles has reached a record high this year since the measles were eradicated in 2000, with 695 cases in less than four months.
According to the latest CDC report, released on Monday, measles has been reported this year in 22 states.
This week, officials in Southern California warned that they expect more measles to occur after they confirm five in Los Angeles. And officials in Northern California warned of a potentially major outbreak after a measles man went to the cinema in Redding, just north of Sacramento.