7 new cases of measles reported in California

Feb 28, 2015 10:55 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Seven more cases of measles have been reported in California, bringing the total to 130 since an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December.

The latest figure was reported Friday by the California Department of Public Health. It's the first jump in a week. No new cases were reported on Wednesday.

Health officials say 40 cases have been traced to the Disneyland outbreak and another 30 involve people who had close contact with infected people - presumably also including those infected at the theme park.

The agency says it's unclear how nearly 50 people were infected but the virus strain is similar to the one from the Disneyland outbreak.

At least two dozen other measles cases in six states, Mexico and Canada have been traced to Disneyland.

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