More measles cases tied to Disneyland, Illinois day care

Health officials say the number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141.

Eighteen of the 20 new cases reported Tuesday stem from outbreaks at Disneyland in California and an Illinois day care center.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the people who got measles this year were not vaccinated. Some were children too young to get the shots.

Until recently in the U.S, it was unusual to see more than 100 measles cases a year, usually brought in from countries where the illness is more common.

Measles is usually seen in winter and early spring. It causes a fever, , cough and rash all over the body. In rare cases, it can be deadly.


Explore further

Concerns in US about measles grow as 5 new cases diagnosed

More information: CDC update: www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Citation: More measles cases tied to Disneyland, Illinois day care (2015, February 17) retrieved 11 December 2019 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-02-measles-cases-tied-disneyland-illinois.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
4 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments