Measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 cases

AP
Published Jan 27, 2015, 7:34 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 10:37 pm IST
Measles is a contagious illness spread through the air by coughing and sneezing
Darrie Hutchison, a registered nurse, draws a dose of mumps- measles-rubella, or MMR vaccine. A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their
 Darrie Hutchison, a registered nurse, draws a dose of mumps- measles-rubella, or MMR vaccine. A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their

Los Angeles:  A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.

The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections - 73- are in California. The rest are in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico.

 

Measles has been spreading since an outbreak linked to visits to California Disney parks last month. Most of those infected were not vaccinated, and health officials have urged people to get the measles shot.

Measles is a contagious illness spread through the air by coughing and sneezing. It was largely eliminated in the US in 2000, but it can enter the country from abroad.

The US experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections reported from 27 states.
 

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