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February 7, 2015 – 5:43 am | Views: 298

(Reuters) – Students at all 10 campuses of the University of California will be required to be screened for tuberculosis and vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella and other diseases under a new health plan set to take effect in 2017, the university said on Friday.

Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles

A measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, California February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Announcement of the policy change, which goes beyond the hepatitis B shots already required of all UC students, comes amid a measles outbreak that has infected about 100 people in California since December.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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