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Soumya Karlamangla

Soumya Karlamangla covers health care in California. She was part of the team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack. Before joining the Times in 2013, she worked for the Oregonian, San Francisco Chronicle, Nation magazine in D.C., and Thomson Reuters in London. She was raised in Thousand Oaks and graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in biology and English literature.
Measles’ next target in Los Angeles: Unvaccinated college students

A large pool of people in their early 20s who were not vaccinated as young children are susceptible to catching measles and other diseases, experts say. A UCLA student has been infected, and a warning was also issued for Cal State Los Angeles.

Potential measles exposure sites include UCLA, LAX, health officials say

An announcement about the cases was made because the chance of being exposed to measles has increased, given the sudden jump in local reports of the virus, along with widespread outbreaks in the U.S. — including in New York, Washington state, New Jersey and Michigan — and internationally.

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