AU warns students of statewide Measles outbreak

University warns of quarantining for Measles


Katie Harrigan

The student health center is located on the first floor of the Hawkins Conard Student Center.

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Due to a recent outbreak of illnesses and the concern for a measles outbreak throughout the state of Ohio, Ashland University has sent out a press release to student and faculty emails.

This email highlighted vaccination, quarantining and information regarding the recent concerns of the outbreak.

On Dec. 14, an email addressed to “all students and all faculty” was sent to the inboxes of those who fall under that category. As the state of Ohio continues to grow with measles cases, the numbers have grown to over 50 children according to CNN.

A full vaccination of measles would help decline the numbers and was heavily encouraged by the University. These vaccinations can be scheduled at a local pharmacy, health department and select physician offices.

According to the press release, you can schedule an appointment at the Ashland County Health Department by calling 419-282-4357.

A full image of the press release, sent to students and faculty, can be found down below: