Measles Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It is widespread in many parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. Measles begins with a fever that lasts for a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye), and a rash. The rash typically appears first on the face, along the hairline, and behind the ears and then affects the rest of the body. Infected people are usually contagious from about 4 days before their rash starts to 4 days afterwards.
The last large outbreak of measles in California was associated with Disneyland and occurred from December 2014-April 2015, when at least 131 California residents were infected with measles; the outbreak also infected residents of six other states, Mexico, and Canada.
In 2019, one outbreak of three cases linked to a patient with international travel has been reported in California. As of March 7, 2019, six confirmed measles cases, including the three outbreak-associated cases, have been reported in the following jurisdictions.
Total Reported Measles Cases in California, 2019
Cases (<18 Years)||Adult
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