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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Continues to Spread

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Continues to Spread

Source: USA Today

A measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in California is spreading further across the country and into Mexico as people who were infected on their vacations take the virus home to unvaccinated family members. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a Seattle pediatrician, notes that some children are at higher risk of measles than others, including those who are immune-suppressed or who are too young to be fully vaccinated. "We can't forget that we have responsibility for our community," Swanson says. "Not only are unvaccinated children at risk for measles right now, we have to remember that they are also at risk for spreading it, too."

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