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Measles outbreak at Disneyland linked to non-vaccinations

1/12/2015

CBS Evening News
By Carter Evans

Health officials fear thousands may have been exposed to the measles at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure last month. Most of those who got the disease were not vaccinated against it.

With tens of thousands of visitors from around the world -- in close contact -- every day, the "Happiest Place on Earth" was an ideal place for the highly contagious disease to spread, according to epidemiolgist, Dr. Mark Zahn.

"You can be reasonably near someone, or breathe it in over time and you can become infected," said Zahn.

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