A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.
It’s the 78th reported case reported nationwide with almost 90 percent of all cases in California.
Measles is contagious from approximately four days before the rash first appears through four days after the rash appears.
Symptoms begin with a cough, runny nose, red watery eyes and a pink rash all over the body.
Orange County health officials confirmed that five Disneyland park employees have tested positive for measles.
Some Disney theme park employees have contracted the measles, officials confirmed Tuesday.
A number of Disney employees have contracted the measles virus, even though some of them say they had previously received vaccination.
While measles were declared virtually eradicated in the United States by 2000, roughly 60-70 cases will still occur every year.
Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during the winter holiday.
California health officials confirmed that six new measles cases are connected to an outbreak at Disney theme parks last month, bringing the total number of illnesses to 32.
Parents who have opted against vaccinating their children are standing firm with their decision amid California’s worst measles outbreak in 15 years.
Health officials say the county confirmed two cases of measles Monday in connection with the outbreak at Disneyland, and one of those people may have exposed others to the disease while infectious.
Nineteen people from three states who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have now fallen ill with measles, health officials said Friday.
At least nine people have contracted measles after visiting Disneyland parks in Orange County over the holidays, the state Department of Public Health said Wednesday.
The victim said she met the suspect via Craigslist.