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Special Edition: Feb. 10, 2014

A Message from Dr. Ralph Manchester about Measles
I sent the following message to all students this morning:

"A University of Rochester undergraduate student was diagnosed with measles on February 7. He has recovered and is no longer contagious. Anyone who was on the River Campus from January 26 through January 31 (the day he was hospitalized) may have been exposed. The vast majority of students are not at risk because they provided evidence of their immunity to measles in order to register. A few students are exempt from this requirement for medical or religious reasons, and I have contacted them about what they need to do. I have also informed faculty and staff about what they must do.

Information about measles (including symptoms to watch for) is available on the CDC website: If you have been immunized, you are extremely unlikely to get measles, but if you feel ill and suspect measles, contact UHS at 585-275-2662. Do not come to UHS without calling first."

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Parent Relations, 585-275-4085.

Ralph Manchester, M.D.
Vice Provost and Director, University Health Service
Professor of Medicine

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