6 more California measles cases are confirmed

Jan 15, 2015 12:04 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials have confirmed six new measles cases connected to an outbreak at Disneyland last month, bringing the total number to 32.

The new cases include five in Los Angeles County and one in San Diego County.

Craig Sturak with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said Thursday that the latest case posed no threat of public exposure.

Officials are working to confirm additional possible cases in San Diego County, after several people showed up to a clinic with measles symptoms.

Sharp HealthCare spokesman Curtis Ippolito says the La Mesa clinic closed after patients arrived Wednesday with fevers and rashes.

It's unclear if the cases are related to a measles outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks.

Thirty-two people in four states have been diagnosed.

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