Measles outbreak in 5 states started in Disneyland

An outbreak of measles that began in Disneyland now includes 67 confirmed cases in 5 states and Mexico (1 case). Of these, 59 cases were reported by nine counties in California: Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Ventura. Cases connected to visiting Disneyland have also been confirmed in Utah (3), Washington state (2), Oregon (1), and Colorado (1).

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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