Number of Measles Cases in California Hits 10-Year High
The number of reported measles cases in California has reached 28 this year, the highest recorded figure in 10 years. California has the highest number of reported measles cases nationwide, according to federal and state health officials. Of the reported cases, 22 occurred in individuals who were unvaccinated or very likely unvaccinated, and more than half recently had traveled internationally. Gil Chavez --Â deputy director of the state Department of Public Health's Center for Infectious Diseases --Â said officials are "quite concerned" about the issue.
- "California Leads U.S. in Measles Cases" (Gorman, Los Angeles Times, 9/22).