A Spot Check on Measles [VIDEO]

Article ID: 668827

Released: 3-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

  • Credit: UCLA Health

    Dr. Dennis Woo of UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica Pediatrics

Newswise — A recent outbreak of measles in California -- and a new one now being reported in New Jersey –- is a reminder that the highly-contagious disease is a serious health concern. UCLA Health pediatrician Dr. Dennis Woo provides information on the potentially life-threatening disease, emphasizes the importance and safety of vaccines, and explains how easily it can be transmitted: even walking into a room where an infected person coughed – and left - can put you at risk.


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