Infectious disease

Cruise ship quarantined for measles in the Caribbean

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A cruise ship with about 300 passengers and crew has been quarantined in the Caribbean after a passenger was confirmed to have the measles, reports NBC.

The big picture: This isn't the first instance of a quarantine throughout this year's the measles outbreaks, which have reached the highest level since the highly contagious virus was declared eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. Hundreds of college kids were quarantined in Los Angeles last week. Meanwhile, New York has also closed schools and barred unvaccinated children from public places.

Hundreds of college kids quarantined in Los Angeles for measles

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After 2 college students were diagnosed with measles, UCLA and Cal State L.A. have quarantined more than 200 students and staff who have either not been vaccinated or were unable to show proof of vaccinations, per the Los Angeles Times.

Details: County health workers reached out to about 500 people who came into contact with the infected students, and roughly 79 of those individuals have not shown vaccination records at UCLA, the LA Times reports. At Cal State L.A., more than 150 library employees have failed to provide vaccination records. Already, there are 38 confirmed cases of measles in California this year.

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