Measles in the Magic Kingdom? It's a Small World, After All

January 23, 2015 7:21 PM

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One would think our recent experience with Ebola -- the rapid and predictable, albeit, rare transmission of the disease out from its site of origin to far-flung places around the globe, including here, and the attendant hysteria -- would have taught us already that when it comes to infectious diseases, it's a small world after all. With a human population well in excess of 7 billion filling global nooks and crannies, and modern technology to get our stories from here to there all but instantaneously, and ourselves only a bit slower than that, it's a small world after all. It's a small, small world.

But on the chance we did not indelibly get that memo from the still simmering Ebola calamity in West Africa, perhaps we will get it now that measles is propagating rapidly outward from an index case at Disneyland.

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