Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory

February 4, 2015 7:35 PM

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Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest U.S. measles outbreak in recent history isn't the one that started in December at Disneyland. It happened months earlier in Ohio's Amish country, where 383 people fell ill after unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and returned with the virus.

The Ohio episode drew far less attention, even though the number of cases was almost four times that of the Southern California outbreak, because it seemed to pose little threat outside close-knit religious communities.

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