California health officials declare measles outbreak over

April 17, 2015 6:08 PM

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California health officials declare measles outbreak over

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A measles outbreak in California that began in December at the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks has ended with 131 cases, officials said on Friday.

Nineteen percent of the people in California who became ill from the disease had to be hospitalized, said Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist and deputy director in the center for infectious diseases at the California Department of Public Health.

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