A campus employee tested positive for the infection after dining at a campus food court on July 2 and 3m according to the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department. The staffer may have exposed others to the disease while eating lunch at the Court of Sciences food court — also known on campus as The Bomb Shelter between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. both days.
It’s the second time an outbreak affected the UCLA campus this year, but the latest case is not related to the earlier outbreak, which authorities managed to contain. So far this year, 12 Los Angeles County residents have contracted the illness along with eight others who traveled through the county while infected. The majority of the cases were people who were unvaccinated, officials said. The earlier cases triggered a massive quarantine effort at the university.
Officials added there was no known current risk related to measles at the campus, and the case is not related to previous measles exposure at UCLA.