Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Concern is growing, and rapidly, about the outbreak.
The Orange County Health Department held an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to an outbreak of measles.
Seven cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County this year and authorities say the most recent cases spent time in public areas while contagious.
Measles are on the rise in Southern California, according to health officials.
There has been three confirmed cases of measles in Orange County over the past six weeks, according to health officials.
Authorities Friday confirmed one case of the measles in Ventura County and some doctors are urging parents to have their children vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease.
More and more Angelenos have decided not to get their children vaccinated for potentially deadly diseases, which has reignited an on-going debate between parents and doctors.
Health officials say 118 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year — the highest number this early in the year since 1996.
Despite the re-emergence of measles in the Southland, officials say many parents are opting not to vaccinate their child over increased fears of links to autism.