Measles at the Googleplex: Infected Google employee may have exposed others

Measles at the Googleplex: Infected Google employee may have exposed others

April 19, 2019– Mary Greeley News – Hundreds of Google employees may want to search “measles symptoms” on the slog home from work, after learning that one of their own has been diagnosed with measles.

David Kaye, an occupational medicine physician who works on Google’s campus, told workers in an email sent last week that the Googler had been in an office building at 1295 Charleston Road in Mountain View on April 4.

“We have been working with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and they would like us to share this measles advisory, which contains information on measles, exposure risks and actions to be taken,” Kaye wrote in an email obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Measles at the Googleplex: Infected Google employee may have exposed others

Google did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

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The diagnosed employee works in Santa Clara County but is a resident of San Mateo County, according to a statement from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. It said this case is unrelated to previously reported cases of measles in the area.

“There is no additional risk to the public,” the department said.

The Centers for Disease Control has said 2019 appears to be the worst year for measles cases in a quarter-century.

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