119 confirmed cases of measles in California

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Health officials have confirmed six more cases of measles in the Golden State. The outbreak started at Disneyland in December and has continued to grow. (KFSN)

Health officials have confirmed six more cases of measles in the Golden State. The outbreak started at Disneyland in December and has continued to grow. Right now health officials say there are 119 confirmed cases of measles in California.

Experts say the current measles strain in American looks similar to a strain circulating now in the Philippines.

More people are expected to travel out of the country as we get closer to spring break and officials are reminding them, get vaccinated or more people could get sick.

"We are in a country where a little over 90 percent of the people have immunizations but if people start thinking vaccines aren't important and our rates go lower than we are going to get back up into the thousands," said David Luchini with Fresno County's health department.

Measles is highly contagious but infectious disease specialists say the Measles Mumps and Rubella vaccine is 97% effective against the outbreak.



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