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San Diego County reports 3 probable measles cases linked to Disneyland

Three probable cases of measles were reported today with several locations identified where the public may have been exposed, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced.

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Like the 10 confirmed measles cases reported in the county earlier this year associated with a measles outbreak at Disneyland, these three individuals traveled to Disneyland on Dec. 18, 2014. None of them had been vaccinated for measles.  Two have recovered from their illnesses, and one is currently ill and isolated at home.

Laboratory testing to confirm the cases will be completed early this week. If confirmed, this would bring the total measles cases confirmed that are linked to Disney theme parks to 13.

See the list of times and locations of potential exposure to the probable cases HERE

“It is important for anyone who was at one of these locations during the specified dates and times to watch for symptoms and contact their health care provider by telephone first if they show any signs of the disease,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the County Epidemiology Program. “People who have been vaccinated are well protected against measles, but anyone who has not been vaccinated, or who has not had the disease, should take steps now to obtain the shot so that they are protected from future exposures.”

Related: Vaccines: An interview with Dr. Paul Offit