California health officials are now asking parents with unvaccinated children to stay away from Disneyland after a measles outbreak has spread to six states and into Mexico.
Five Disneyland employees also got sick and the park is monitoring 100 people who've had contact with those employees.
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at the Everett Clinic, has more on what you need to know about the outbreak.
- 67 people
- 59 in California (9 counties); 42 linked to initial Disney exposure
- 5 Disney employees confirmed
- Vaccinations are being offered to employees
- 34 of 59 cases vax status known
- Of the 34, 28 unvaccinated
- 6 infants too young
- 1 had one dose
- 5 had two doses
Washington Measles Update:
- Two WA residents linked to Disneyland outbreak, both unvaccinated
- Teen girl visited Disneyland in December
- Sibling contracted disease on her return
WA Vaccination numbers:
- 70.8% (+/- 7.8%) of children aged 19-35 months considered fully immunized
- 93.5% (+/- 3.9%) children aged 19-35 months up to date on MMR
- 5.0% of WA students exempt from required vaccines for 2013-2014 school year; 4.4% non-medical exemption
What you should know:
One person with measles can infect 12-18 others