Disneyland Measles Outbreak Linked To Philippines

Feb 18, 2015
Originally published on February 18, 2015 2:23 pm

Health officials in California have linked the measles outbreak at Disneyland to a type most commonly found in the Philippines, but they don’t yet know exactly how this particular strain of the virus got to Disneyland.

Unimmunized travelers returning from the Philippines have spread measles in California before. Yesterday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 141 cases of measles since Jan. 1, in two separate outbreaks. Last year, U.S. health officials reported the highest number of measles cases in two decades.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the measles.

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  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

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