- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Health officials have confirmed a second measles case affecting a Washington state resident in an outbreak linked to Disney theme parks in California.

The Seattle Times reports (https://is.gd/0cKfpS ) state health officials said Tuesday that an unvaccinated teen boy in Grays Harbor County has been confirmed as having the contagious illness. He’s the brother of an unvaccinated teen girl who contracted the ailment after visiting a Disney park in Orange County, California, in December.

Several dozen measles cases have emerged in California, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Mexico in the outbreak linked to December visits to the parks.

On Tuesday, Oregon became the latest state affected when state officials confirmed that a Eugene man in his 40s had contracted the disease after visiting a Disney park.

Earlier this month, Washington health officials said a California woman who had visited a California Disney park in December later flew to Seattle, visited family in Snohomish County and flew home, where she was later diagnosed with measles.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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