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How did the measles spread at Disney parks?

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The Walt Disney Company said Sunday it's raising one-day admission prices to Disneyland. The new prices for adults is $92, and for kids, $87. The prices apply to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park.
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The Walt Disney Company said Sunday it's raising one-day admission prices to Disneyland. The new prices for adults is $92, and for kids, $87. The prices apply to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park.

Despite being vaccinated, some people were still able to catch measles after visiting Disney parks last month. KPCC health reporter Rebecca Plevin explains how.

Forty-three: That's the total number of the measles cases now in the Western United States.

Of those cases, 39 are in California. Most of those patients visited Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure last month.

The measles illness was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but it's still prevalent in a number of countries.

Health officials don't have information on all of these new cases, but at least 18 people were unvaccinated, and a few of them had received the measles vaccine. 

Southern California Public Radio health reporter Rebecca Plevin explains how these people came down with measles.

Read Rebecca Plevin's full story: Measles tally at Disney parks jumps to 33

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