Unvaccinated college student may have infected thousands with measles


In a story that you won’t see on a single Web site of those zealots who are constantly bashing vaccines and vaccinations, the AP reports a University of California-Berkeley student may have exposed thousands to measles.

Those exposed were those sitting near him in class and on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. San Francisco health officials are now acknowledging that the student failed to get vaccinated and likely acquired the disease on a recent trip out of the country.

He could have infected thousands of people if they are also not vaccinated.

On its website, NBC News reports the student was diagnosed after having been to Asia. While most US citizens are now immune to the disease from having had it or from being vaccinated, infections in children are of particular concern because youngsters may have not yet been vaccinated.

CNN reports that people who rode the BART trains during the morning and late evening commutes are at risk.


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