Measles case confirmed in Berkeley; residents advised to be aware of symptoms

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A case of measles has been confirmed in Berkeley by the Berkeley Public Health Division. Anyone who visited the Berkeley Bowl on Oregon Street on May 7 from 3-5 p.m. has been advised to look for the first stages of symptoms, according to City of Berkeley News.

According to City of Berkeley News, the Berkeley resident with measles is no longer contagious. Those who have not been vaccinated or are not immune to measles are advised to look for signs of a runny nose, red eyes, a cough or a fever, which could emerge about 7 to 21 days after exposure.

Berkeley residents who are unvaccinated children or unvaccinated adults born after 1957 or later or who have a severely weakened immune system are particularly vulnerable, according to City of Berkeley News.

Any residents who develop symptoms are advised to call a doctor and to notify any medical facility before visiting that they may have been exposed to measles to allow for the necessary measures to protect other patients, according to the City of Berkeley News.

Emily Hom is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @hom_emily.