Measles Outbreak That Began at Disneyland Rises to 87 Cases in 7 States, Mexico

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A person with a measles rash is seen in this file photo.

A person with a measles rash is seen in this file photo.

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Officials have now confirmed at least 87 cases of measles in seven states and Mexico, as the outbreak centered in California continues to spread.

The California Department of Public Health said Monday there were now 73 cases in the state, of which 50 can be linked directly to Disneyland. Some people who were contagious visited in January as well as December.

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Officials also reported four new measles patients in Arizona who visited Disneyland, bringing Arizona’s total number of Disneyland-related patients to five. Cases connected to Disneyland also have been confirmed in Utah (3), Washington state (2), Oregon (1), Colorado (1), Nebraska (1) and Mexico (1).

The measles outbreak has also expanded beyond those who visited Disneyland in December and January and is infecting people in the broader community.

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