Disneyland measles outbreak: How far we've come since 1861

January 23, 2015 12:59 AM

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Disneyland measles outbreak: How far we've come since 1861

Measles, a disease declared eliminated in the United States 15 years ago, is posing a renewed health threat with increasing outbreaks in the last two years. The latest, traced to Disneyland, has spread far beyond that Orange County theme park.

On Thursday, Arizona joined the list of states reporting measles cases linked to the outbreak. A woman in her 50s who visited Disneyland in December subsequently tested positive for the disease, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health said in a statement. She has recovered, and the departmen...

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