Health officials Friday said a measles outbreak believed to have started in Southern California and went on to spark a national debate over vaccines and public health is now over.
A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in December is waning.
According to the California Department of Public Health, only three new cases have been reported in the state since the last week of February, with the most recent reported in Ventura County.
The number of measles cases in California has reached 123 in the wake of a December outbreak at Disneyland. The California Department of Public Health released the new figure on Friday.
A local state senator plans to introduce a bill Wednesday that will propose changes to California’s vaccination requirements in the wake of the measles outbreak.
A measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in December has made its way to Ventura County.
While measles were declared virtually eradicated in the United States by 2000, roughly 60-70 cases will still occur every year.
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.
California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
Experts fear an outbreak as children across the country are being attacked by the rare, p0lio-like Enterovirus, right as flu season is set to begin.
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
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.
An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus, health officials said Monday.
Officials with the California Department of Public Health say at least six cases of Hepatitis A in California re linked to frozen berries sold at Costco.