U.C. Berkeley stocks up on measles vaccines

In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland, Calif. San Francisco Bay Area officials say a University of California, Berkeley, student infected with measles could have exposed thousands of others by attending classes and riding public transit. Public health officials said Thursday they confirmed that the student in his 20s was not vaccinated, and was likely infected with measles during a recent trip abroad. The student attended classes in Berkeley and took BART trains last week, possibly exposing thousands before his diagnosis. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

February 14, 2014 12:54:42 PM PST
University of California, Berkeley is stocked up on the measles vaccine for people on campus after a student tested positive for the highly contagious virus.

That student may have exposed thousands of Bay Area Rapid Transit riders as well.

The infected student rode BART between the Downtown Berkeley and El Cerrito del Norte stations February 4-7.

At first the student thought he had a simple cold, but lab tests revealed he had measles.

Health officials say he was not vaccinated and was probably infected while traveling in Asia.

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