Health officials address measles outbreak

Health officials address measles outbreak

  • 1/21/2015 10:24:14 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Chavez says access to vaccination is not a problem in California. "Anyone who needs the measles vaccine should be able to get it. ...  
    "The issue is people who opt not to get vaccinated by choice."
  • 1/21/2015 10:28:22 PM Amy.Hubbard
    It takes about two weeks after the vaccine to be safe for exposure to the disease.
  • 1/21/2015 10:31:52 PM Amy.Hubbard
    A medical team at Disney has been "very proactive" in identifying which of their employees may be susceptible to measles.

    "They are concerned" with ending the outbreak, epidemiologist Chavez says
  • 1/21/2015 10:33:23 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Harriman: Of California's measles cases, six people are under 1 year old, seven are between ages 1 and 4 and six are between 5 and 19 years old.
  • 1/21/2015 10:34:42 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Chavez: For the time being, if you are not vaccinated or have an infant too young to be vaccinated, you should avoid Disneyland.
  • 1/21/2015 10:35:57 PM Amy.Hubbard
    The latest case, on Jan. 18, was a Disneyland employee.
  • 1/21/2015 10:38:00 PM Amy.Hubbard
    The teleconference wrapped at 2:36 p.m. PST
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