Disneyland measles' outbreak spreading
Market Watch | January 14, 2014
California health officials are trying to contain an outbreak of potentially fatal measles that has been traced back to the Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. The officials are tracking "hundreds of people who could have been in contact with the two infected parkgoers in visits between Dec. 17 and 20," the report said.
The disease has already spread to various other U.S. states, including Washington, Ohio and New York, according to the L.A. Times. Other locations visited by the measles carriers included a Kroger Co. Ralphs supermarket in San Clemente, a Starbucks Corp. location in Laguna Beach and the privately held Morongo Casino in Cabazon, the report said. It quoted California Department of Public Health Director Ron Chapman as urging people to get vaccinated against the measles and to contact their doctors if they exhibit the symptoms of the disease.
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