Disneyland measles outbreak adds fuel to heated anti-vaccination debate

The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland is spreading across California and beyond, with 59 cases diagnosed in the state and an additional 8 related cases diagnosed through Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Mexico as of Wednesday. And it's reigniting a heated debate over the anti-vaccination movement, which is responsible for the majority of the cases, health officials say. "This is a serious contagious disease that is preventable," Dr. Eric Handler, the public health officer for Orange County, told The New York Times. "The message is absolutely critical that if you are not vaccinated, you need to get vaccinated." Story (sub. req.)

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