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Measles

Measles Update

As of  June 10, 2019, there have been two confirmed cases of measles in Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD) has contacted individuals who may have been exposed. Currently, there is no connection to UCSB from these cases. We will continue to work closely with SBCPHD to monitor the situation.

We will be posting those updates on this page as they are released. 

Clinicians at UCSB Student Health and in the Santa Barbara community remain vigilant to detect any possible cases.

Any student who believes they may have been exposed to measles or has symptoms of measles (fever and rash, often with respiratory or eye irritations) should contact Student Health at (805) 893-7129. 

Self-isolation to avoid the spread of disease is recommended until the diagnosis is made. 

Faculty and staff should contact their local healthcare provider for any questions.

Students are encouraged to review their immunization records and be sure they are protected against measles by having at least 2 shots of the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). Persons born before 1957 are thought to have immunity from past exposure and may not need immunizations.

Questions from students can be answered by our Advice Nurses at (805) 893-7129.