California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely

January 17, 2015 12:37 PM

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The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will likely fall sick with the highly contagious virus.

Officials said that there is now evidence the measles outbreak has spread beyond people who had visited Disneyland between Dec. 17 and 20 and has begun infecting people in the broader community.

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