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Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Possible measles exposure locations have been reported on campus by the Student Health Center. These locations include Ayres Hall, Room 120 on March 25 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., University Village from the afternoon of March 24 through the morning of March 26, and University Village shuttle on March 25 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. More measles exposure locations can be found on the Butte County Public Health Department website. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Gordy Papalias

March 29, 2019

The California Department of Public Health released a Measles Alert to Chico State students on Wednesday and was followed up by an alert from the Student Health Center on Thursday that confirmed a case of measles in a Chico State student.There are currently four known cases of measles in the Butte County area.Measles is a highly contagious virus in the nose and throat mucus of the infected person, according to the Student Health Center. It is spread through coughing and sneezing and can live on contaminated ...

Students left unaware of West Nile Virus

Alex Horne

August 31, 2016

The first known Chico State student was just diagnosed with West Nile Virus, a virus that is transmitted by mosquitos. The virus has been in the Chico area since 2004 but has been increasingly prevalent in the past two years. The symptoms of the virus include fatigue, flu-like symptoms and fever. Al...

Chico State diagnosed with frugality

Chico State diagnosed with frugality

May 16, 2016

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Family planning program cuts benefits

Maria Martinez, administrative support assistant at the Student Health Center, enrolls students in FamilyPACT, a program that assists students with covering medical expenses.Photo credit: Christine Lee

Christine Lee

February 17, 2014

FamilyPACT is changing how mammograms and pregnancy tests are billed to Chico State students. Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment is a Medi-Cal program that assists men and women of childbearing age with covering reproductive health care expenses. Students don’t have to cover their copay or pay out of their own pockets with the program. Students who are u...

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