Health officials see flu declining but warn of measles

February 21, 2014 11:12 PM

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Health officials see flu declining but warn of measles

Just as California’s record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived -- measles.

Fifteen Californians have come down with measles thus far this year, officials said. And nearly half had opted against childhood vaccination against the disease through the state's personal beliefs exemption.

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