CHICO – A student at Chico State University may have others at the measles virus.
The university's Student Health Center sends an email to staff and students Thursday that said Butte County Public Health had confirmed a case of the measles in a student
The student may have others at the virus in three locations:
- The student dorms University Village from the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, through the morning of Tuesday, March 26.
- Ayers Hall, room 120, from 8-10:30 am Monday, March 25.
- The University Village shuttle from 8: 45-11 a.m. Monday, March 25.
Butte County Public Health has confirmed four cases of the measles in Butte County. The health department's website says it is contacting people who may have been exposed to the measles virus, but if you think you may have been exposed, you can contact with public health staff. 1
- Chico: The Esplanade House, 181 E. Shasta Ave., in Chico during the period from March 5-9 and March 15-19.
- Chico: Emergency Medical Center in Chico on March 19, 2019 from 8: 30-9 am
- Chico (Downtown Area): Monday, March 18, 2019, including: Jamba Juice 10: 30-11: 45 am, Campus Cycles 11:20 am-12:50 pm, North Rim Adventure Sports noon-1: 30 pm, Little Red Hen 12: 45-2: 15 pm, and La Hacienda Restaurant 1: 20-3: 20 pm
- Chico: The Boba Stop, 226 W. 2nd St., on March 24, 2019 from 5: 30-6: 30 pm
- Chico: Aca Taco, 1000 W. Sacramento Ave., on March 24, 2019 from 5: 40-6: 40 pm
- Chico: B-Line Bus, no. 3 Bus from North and West Sacramento to Transit Center, on March 25, 2019 from 7:34 am.m. to 8:34 am
- Chico: Career at California Park, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, on March 25, 2019 from 6-9 pm
- Oroville: Sierra Avenue Elementary School, After School Program, 1050 Sierra Ave. , on Tuesday, March 19, 2018 from 2: 30-7 pm
- Oroville: Ampla Health, 2800 Lincoln St., on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 10:45 am to 12:45 pm
- Oroville: Purple Line Urban Winery, 760 Safford St., on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6-8 pm
- Oroville: The Lodge at Feather Falls Casino, 3 Alverda Dr., on March 26, 2019 from 5: 15-7 : 15 pm
According to Butte County Public Health's website, "The public contact and exposure investigation is still active. Additional cases and exposure locations may be identified and announced in the future.
A two-step vaccine is 97 percent effective against measles.
Symptoms include a fever that starts mild and spikes to 104-105 degrees, and rash that starts at the hairline and descends behind The ear and down the body to the feet, persistent cough and inflamed eyes, according to the Student Health Center's email alert.
The Student Health Center said those who are experiencing symptoms or measles should first call Butte County Public Health at 552- 3929 or the Student Health Center at 898-5241 and should not visit the campus clinic.
Measures are highly contagious and passed to others through mucus from coughing and sneezing.