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A Google employee in Silicon Valley has been diagnosed with measles according to a report (GOOG, GOOGL)

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  • Amid criticisms for letting anti-vaccination (anti-vax) content spread across YouTube, a case of the measles was reported on one of Google's Silicon Valley campuses, according to a BuzzFeed report on Wednesday.
  • The incident was revealed in an email sent to Google employees, obtained by BuzzFeed, which stated that one of its employees working out of its Mountain View, California offices had been diagnosed with the measles.
  • That worker had been at Google's office on 1295 Charleston Road on April 4, the email said.
  • The measles is a highly contagious disease that can linger and infect people, even when the sick person is not present.
  • YouTube, where much of the anti-vax content resides, said it considers the videos "dangerous or harmful," but still allows them on its site.
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Google, which has faced criticism for spreading videos that promote dubious anti-vaccine information, is in contact with health officials about a case of the measles involving a Google employee in Silicon Valley, according to a BuzzFeed report on Wednesday.

The incident was revealed in an email sent to Google employees, obtained by BuzzFeed, which stated that one of its employees working out of its Mountain View, California offices had been diagnosed with the measles. That worker had been at Google's office on 1295 Charleston Road on April 4, the email said. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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