California baseball coach contracts measles as cases continue to climb

January 26, 2015 12:39 PM

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A Santa Monica baseball coach was diagnosed with the measles, the district said Friday, with the number of confirmed cases continuing to climb as the virus spreads to other states.

An alert was sent to students and parents about the freshman coach, as California officials also reported Friday that nearly 90 percent of the 78 confirmed cases remain in the state. Forty-eight cases in the state are directly linked to visits to Disney parks or contact with someone who went there.

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