Medicine: Campus Ills: Measles strikes U.S. colleges

Measles strikes U.S. colleges

At a big-time hockey school like Boston University, it is not unusual for 3,500 rabid fans to show up at a varsity ice hockey game. But last week the B.U. Terriers played the University of Lowell (Mass.) Chiefs before a meager crowd of 28 reporters and college officials. The reason: rubeola, or measles. Because the disease had already struck 55 undergraduates, university officials & barred students from attending all sporting events. They also canceled plays and lectures to prevent further spread of the contagion.

B.U. was not the only university battling the rubeola virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

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