Measles Outbreak Started In Disneyland


Disneyland is one of the happiest places on Earth for both adults and children alike, but those who visited the California-based theme park during the holidays may not be so happy to hear their health may be at risk.

According to the California Department of Public Health, nine cases of the measles has been linked to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park.

The cases were reported in both California and Utah and health officials believe the outbreak occurred when those with measles visited the parks from Dec. 15 to Dec. 20. It would only take one person sick with the measles to spark a mass outbreak.

Two Disney theme park visitors from Utah have been diagnosed with measles, as well of the other California cases which include an eight-month-old baby.

Those with the measles are infectious for nine days. The disease is an airborne, meaning it is spread via coughing or sneezing or coming in contact with an infected person.

The best way to prevent the disease is through a vaccination, which is given in two doses typically when a child turns a year old and the second dose before they enter kindergarten.

[PHOTO CREDIT: davebloggs007/Flickr]


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