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US Healthcare Newsletter  |  February 1st 2015

The measles outbreak isn’t over. First, there were cases linked to Disneyland Parks in California, and now, more than 1,000 people have been flagged by Arizona health officials. A high school in Southern California sent home 66 non-immunized students who are at-risk of exposure. In Minnesota, officials confirmed a case in a 20-year-old student, though it is unclear whether it’s linked to the Disney parks.

According to The New York Times, the number of measles cases hit seven in Arizona and anyone who is not vaccinated has been asked to stay home “from school, work, or daycare for 21 days” in three Phoenix-area counties.

On top of the Super Bowl being held in Arizona, drawing crowds, the growing measles issue raises another concern: vaccination. According to The Sacramento Bee, research shows “measles shots have been widely rejected in certain cultural and economic enclaves throughout Northern California,” and officials are urging vaccination.


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