Disneyland measles outbreak pronounced over, no new case in 42 days
After months and months of facing the onslaught, measles is finally over. Officials in California finally announced that measles outbreak was finally over in the United Sates.
The outbreak that affected hundreds of people in many states across the country, was indeed very painful and long. It impacted areas outside the US and reports suggest as to how it caused panic in Ontario in Canada too.
To be true, the outbreak started at Disney theme parks and it has triggered debate on childhood immunization requirements and also led to propose a new legislation which mandated that all school children must be vaccinated before starting kindergarten.
There are millions of people in the US who are still vehemently opposed to immunization and they donâ€™t allow their kids immunization at any cost. The outbreak had started mid-December 2014 at the two Disney parks in Orange County and it has sickened half of dozen US states, Mexico and Canada. It has sickened 130 people in California. Though no deaths have been reported thus far from immunization, it impacted around 150 people in the US.
The good thing is that officials at the California Department of Public health have announced that there are no new cases in the past 42 days. Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist and deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health said that the 19 percent of the people who got sickened by measles were needed to hospitalize.