Report: Disneyland Measles Outbreak Reached Solano County

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The measles outbreak, which started from Disneyland theme park, has reached to Solano County.

Thus far, measles has infected nearly 123 people in 11 different counties of the United States. Some of these counties are San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Clara and riverside.

The government health authorities have confirmed measles cases in seven other states such as Utah, Washington, Michigan, Oregon, Colorado, Nebraska, Mexico, Arizona and Nebraska as well.

California health authorities have reported nine infant measles patients. However, the rest of the 60 percent cases of California were observed in people older than 20 years.

In contrast, the disease has attacked nearly 34 people in Orange County. The rate of cases is relatively higher as compared to San Diego County and Los Angeles County.

The health professionals tried really hard to find out the roots of the outbreak.  Additionally, they kept a close eye on people who are at higher risk of the deadly disease in order to control the epidemic. Therefore, they warned parents not to take infants to public areas such as theme parks, airports, shopping malls and restaurants.

On the other hand, federal government has also issued age limit for measles vaccination. According to that list, first dose of MMR should be given at 12 to 15 months of age. However, the second dose is recommended between ages of 4 and 6.

 

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