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Measles outbreak in Disneyland

Failure to vaccinate has caused an outbreak of Measles in California and other western states.  As of the last week of January, 84 cases have been diagnosed, including many adults.  Only 12% of victims are known to have received any measles vaccine.  The original (“index”) case has not been identified, but it’s assumed that an infected overseas traveler infected several other visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.