California health officials urge measles vaccine before spring travel

February 18, 2015 12:20 AM

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California health officials urge measles vaccine before spring travel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California public health officials, grappling with a measles outbreak that has already sickened 113 people statewide, urged residents on Tuesday to vaccinate themselves and their children before traveling internationally over spring school break.

More than 150 people have been diagnosed with measles across the United States, many of them linked to an outbreak that authorities believe began when an infected person from out of the country visited Disneyland in late December.

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