Quebec reports 10 measles cases linked to Disneyland
Feb. 11, 2015
MONTREAL (AP) — Health officials in Quebec have confirmed an outbreak of measles linked to the Disneyland theme park outbreak in California.
Quebec Health spokeswoman Marie-Claude Lacasse said Wednesday 10 cases have been identified and confirmed none of the people were vaccinated for religious or philosophical reasons.
Officials say they are all members of two families and at least one of the 10 visited Disneyland.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that causes high fever, a distinctive rash and runny nose; complications can include pneumonia, deafness and death in about one or two cases per 1,000 infected individuals.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says so far the Disneyland outbreak has involved 114 cases in seven U.S. states.
A Health Canada spokesman says 95 percent of Canadians are vaccinated.