For Immediate Release: January 21, 2015
Contact: Nicole Stanfield, firstname.lastname@example.org, 714-834-2178
Ongoing Measles Transmission in Orange County
(Santa Ana) – There are now twenty (20) confirmed measles cases in Orange County, signaling ongoing measles transmission in Orange County and at Disneyland Parks. Measles is in the community and additional cases are expected to be identified. The best way to prevent the spread of measles is by getting vaccinated. Those who are vaccinated and become ill usually experience mild illness and do not typically spread the disease to others.
Eight of the confirmed cases acquired the disease in the community. Twelve of the confirmed cases spent time at Disneyland Parks since December 17, 2014. The Health Care Agency continues to coordinate with Disneyland Parks and other known exposure locations to help protect visitors, employees, and the community from the continued spread of measles. Continue reading