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Childhood-diseases

Updated 09 April 2018

Measles outbreak linked to Disney theme parks

Disney officials says they are working with public health authorities, following 26 measles cases reported with ties to Disney theme parks.


Health officials are reporting seven more cases of measles in an outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California last month.

Working with public health authorities

The new cases confirmed on Monday by the California Department of Public Health brings the total to 26 people in four states.

Officials say 22 of the cases are in California and two are in Utah, with one apiece in Colorado and Washington.

Most of the patients visited Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between December 15 and December 20, but some may have contracted the illness from others who visited.

The new cases include three reported on Monday in Southern California, including two in San Bernardino County and one in Long Beach.

Disney officials have said they are working with public health authorities to provide any necessary assistance.

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