Officials Confirm 13 New Measles Cases Linked to Disney Outbreak; Editorial Criticizes Anti-Vaccine Movement
On Thursday, California public health officials confirmed 13 new measles cases related to an outbreak at Disneyland theme parks last month, bringing the total number of cases to 39. Meanwhile, a Los Angeles Times editorial argued that the outbreak, which was set off by an unvaccinated visitor, should "worry and enrage the public because it is a reminder of the far worse scenario that could occur if the anti-vaccine movement doesn't get over its ignorant and self-absorbed rejection of science."
- "13 More California Measles Cases Connected to Recent Outbreak at Disney Theme Parks" (Weber, AP/U.S. News & World Report, 1/15)
- "Editorial: Blame Disneyland Measles Outbreak on Anti-Science Stubbornness" (Los Angeles Times, 1/15).