LOS ANGELES Jan 7 (Reuters) – Nine cases of measles have
been reliable in people who visited Disneyland or a adjacent
California Adventure park in late December, state health
officials pronounced on Wednesday, propelling anyone who might have been
exposed to hit a doctor.
All 9 of a reliable cases are in people who visited at
least one of a dual entertainment parks in Anaheim between Dec. 15
and Dec. 20, pronounced Ron Chapman, executive of a California
Department of Public Health.
Chapman pronounced 3 some-more suspected cases in people who were
at one of a parks during that time support were under
« Based on information from stream cases, it is expected that
a chairman spreading with measles was during one of a thesis parks
on these dates, » Chapman said, adding that patients infected
with a pathogen could be spreading for 9 days.
« If we have symptoms, and trust we might have been
exposed, greatfully hit your health caring provider, » he said.
« The best approach to forestall measles and a widespread is to get
He pronounced a putrescent patients ranged in age from 8 months to
21 years and that 6 were unvaccinated for measles, dual of them
because they were too young. One of a patients had received
the suitable vaccination
Measles typically starts with fever, cough, runny nose and
red eyes, followed by a coming of a red unreasonable that
typically starts on a face and spreads downward.
Chapman pronounced 7 of a reliable cases and 3 of the
suspected cases were people vital in California. The other two
confirmed cases concerned Utah residents who visited the
amusement parks during a applicable time period.
Dr. Pamela Hymel, arch medical officer for Walt Disney
Parks and Resorts, pronounced in a matter a association was working
with a California health dialect to yield information and
Measles is a infrequently lethal viral illness that can spread
very quickly among unvaccinated children.
There is no specific diagnosis and many people recover
within a few weeks. But in bad and malnourished children and
people with reduced immunity, measles can means serious
complications including blindness, encephalitis, severe
diarrhea, ear infection and pneumonia.
In 2013, some-more than 70 percent of tellurian measles deaths were
in 6 countries – India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Indonesia
and a Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Peter Cooney)