Dr. Johan Bester

bioethics director at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine

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More than 200 UCLA and Cal State LA students and staff have been quarantined to prevent the spread of measles.

UCLA and Cal State LA students are quarantined because of measles

More than 200 UCLA and Cal State LA students and staff have been quarantined to prevent the spread of measles.

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