Before the students return to campus in mid-August, make sure you are protected against the Measles virus. As of last spring, the Measles virus has spread across the United States and made its way to Iowa. Currently, two confirmed cases have been reported in the state. This is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily through airborne droplets around the unvaccinated populations, such as babies and those with autoimmune diseases.
To ensure you are protected against the Measles virus, check your immunization records and be sure you are vaccinated. If you aren’t vaccinated, make an appointment with your healthcare provider today to get vaccinated!
To learn more about the Measles virus, visit the Thielen Student Health Center webpage here.