Measles outbreak spreading beyond Disney visitors

January 19, 2015 6:09 PM

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Measles outbreak spreading beyond Disney visitors

More than 50 cases of measles have now been linked to the outbreak that started spreading at Disney theme parks in Southern California right before Christmas. And health officials report an increase in cases among people who did not visit the parks, indicating that the illness is now spreading to others exposed in their communities.

The latest figures from the California Department of Public Health identify 51 confirmed cases of measles. The majority -- at least 41 cases -- are in California. Most of the patients had not been vaccinated.

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