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Berkeley: Health care officials hope more vaccinations stop spread of measles
Contra Costa Times

Officials in this university city were urging people to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of measles on Tuesday, a day after a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease.

No new patients have been diagnosed since then, City of Berkeley Health Officer Janet Berreman said.

Patients sometimes develop symptoms up to four days after becoming contagious, meaning they might unwittingly spread the disease during that infectious period. Also, the virus can remain in the air for up to two hours, Berreman said.

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