Measles Outbreak Scares Summer School Students

Fearing a measles "epidemic," the Harvard community began implementation of a massive immunization program in July.

On the night of July 3, a student in the Ukrainian Institute Summer Program was diagnosed with the extremely contagious disease, triggering a College-wide scramble to combat the emergence of further cases.

Dr. David S. Rosenthal'59, director of University Health Services (UHS), said about 100 students and staff who came into immediate contact with the infected Lowell House resident were immunized initially.