Health officials tracking down measles outbreak origin looking at Philippines, report says

February 18, 2015 1:25 PM

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Health officials tracking down measles outbreak origin looking at Philippines, report says

California health officials working to track down the origins of a measles outbreak are reportedly looking to the Philippines, as the number of cases in the U.S. continues to rise.

Researchers have determined that the virus shares the same genetic material as the type most commonly found in the Philippines, the LA Times reported. More than 50,000 were sickened by the virus in the Philippines last year, with 110 cases resulting in death.

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