Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases

 
Associated Press
Updated 1/29/2015 4:46 AM

LOS ANGELES -- A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.

The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/15W9x2B) on Wednesday that 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks.

 

The rest are in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico.

The new overall figure shows eight more cases than the 87 confirmed earlier this week.

Measles has been spreading since an outbreak linked to Southern California's Disney parks last month. Most of those infected were not vaccinated officials have urged people to get the measles shot.

The U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections from 27 states despite being largely eliminated in 2000.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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