Maricopa County confirms its first case of measles traceable to the Disneyland outbreak. The County’s Disease Control Chief, Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine says a woman in her ‘50’s contracted the disease on her Disneyland visit in mid- December.
The Dr. says the reason measles has been making a comeback in recent years is because more people are not vaccinating their children. But she emphasizes, it’s the vaccine that helps keep this potentially fatal disease in check. Plus, Sunenshine says, if a child is not vaccinated and a measles outbreak occurs at school, school officials will force that child to stay out of school for 21 days, which doubtless means a significant loss of school time over the year.
As for the woman, the Dr. says she has recovered. But it’s highly likely more measles cases will crop up in Maricopa County.