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Tourist Infected With Measles Visited Disneyland, Other California Attractions



A teenager infected with the highly contagious measles virus recently visited Disneyland and other popular tourist attractions in Southern California.

The girl was visiting New Zealand from August 11 to August 15, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. The department, in An Alert on Friday, said it is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes and, finally, a rash, "Los Angeles County Health Officer dr. Muntu Davis said in a release.

 Tourists walking around Disney's California Adventure located adjacent to Disneyland, a major tourist attraction in Anaheim. T



Tourists walking around Disney's California Adventure located adjacent to Disneyland, a major tourist attraction in Anaheim. The infected teen visited the park as well as several other popular attractions in the area.

The Los Angeles International Airport, the Desert Palms Hotel, the Disney California Adventure Park, Universal Studios, the TCL Chinese Theater, Madame Tussauds, and the Santa Monica Pier and Beach.

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses in the world. About 90% of people who have not been immunized against it.

The teen's visit comes amid the largest measles outbreak in the country in 27 years. As of August 15, there have been 1,203 individual cases confirmed in 30 states. Of those individuals, 124 were hospitalized and 64 others reported complaining to the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

in 2000 but a rise in unvaccinated communities, as well as travelers contracting the measles and bringing it to the US, has led to a resurgence in outbreaks, primarily in New York, according to the CDC.

"Measles is more likely to spread and cause outbreaks in US communities where groups of people are unvaccinated, "the CDC's website states.