Measles outbreak continues nationwide — Sonoma State Star

February 24, 2015 9:15 AM

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Measles outbreak continues nationwide — Sonoma State Star

“People will not vaccinate because they see no cases in the United States and ask, why should I take on any risk from a vaccine?” said Sonoma County Deputy Health Officer Karen Holbrook. “The reality is that the risk of illness is ever changing and nobody is an island. Sonoma State is a perfect example of that.”

Since December 2014, there have been 119 confirmed measles cases reported among California residents. There have been no confirmed cases of measles in Sonoma County, but neighboring Marin County has reported two. Sixty-nine individuals over the age of 20 contracted the disease. This information come...

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