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Measles outbreak linked to Disney theme parks reaches five states and Mexico

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h436 (Published 23 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h436
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

California’s Department of Public Health is warning anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or who is unsure of their vaccination status to stay away from two Disney theme parks in Anaheim—Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park—after scores of cases have been linked to the popular tourist destinations.

Officials said that since the end of December 59 cases of measles have been confirmed among California residents, 42 of which have been linked to initial exposure at the two parks. Five of the confirmed cases were in Disney employees. Some cases, however, have not been linked epidemiologically to the Disney exposures. The ages of the people …

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