(USA TODAY) PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Nearly 70 students from a Riverside County, Calif., high school will miss up to seven days of classes because they haven't been immunized for measles.
Since the 66 Palm Desert High School students haven't been immunized, they need to avoid classes until Feb. 9 unless they confirm they've received immunization or show proof of resistance as determined by a Titer test, according to the Desert Sands Unified School District.
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The outbreak of measles has reached "a critical point," according to Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. The outbreak has the potential to be far worse than the state's last measles outbreak in 2008, he said.