Disneyland Measles Outbreak Highlights The Importance Of Vaccines

January 10, 2015 1:10 AM

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Viruses flourish in high-density areas and vacation spots where large numbers of visitors coming together, bringing their unique colonies of pathogens. So it shouldn't be particularly surprising that an outbreak of measles has been tracked back to December visits to Disneyland in Orange County, Calif.

A total of 17 confirmed cases of measles originated with visits to the theme park, confirmed the California Department of Public Health.

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