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Measles-stricken New Zealand girl visited Disneyland, other California destinations


Added 08-24-19 02:10:03pm EST - “A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other p...” - Reuters.com

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, possibly infecting others, local government health officials warned.

The alert comes amid the worst outbreak of measles in the United States in a quarter century, with more than 1,200 cases reported across 30 states since October 2018, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is looking to identify others who are at risk for measles and may have been exposed to a non-resident measles case that traveled to Los Angeles County while infectious,” the health department said in an advisory on Friday night.

The Orange County Health Care Agency said that the girl was in Southern California from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15.

During her stay in Southern California the girl visited the Universal Studios Theme Park and several destinations in Hollywood and Santa Monica, Los Angeles health officials said, adding that anyone who was also at those locations may be at risk of developing measles.

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