As California health officials search for the origins of the Disneyland measles outbreak, some of their detective work is pointing to the Philippines.
This measles virus shares the same genetic material as the type most commonly found in the Philippines, according to lab tests of the virus.
The highly contagious disease is a much larger problem in the Philippines, where more than 50,000 were sickened and 110 were killed in the last year.
Scientists said the findings make it likely that the virus originated in the Philippines. But they still don’t know exactly how it got into the United States and ultimately to Disneyland.
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