Five Disneyland Employees Diagnosed with Measles

January 20, 2015, 7:34 PM · Five Disneyland cast members have been diagnosed with measles, according to Orange County health officials who spoke with the Los Angeles Times.

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Three of the five have been treated and medically cleared. Meanwhile, Disneyland is requiring all cast members who were in contact with those five cast members during the time that they were contagious to show either that they have been vaccinated or are immune to measles. Cast members who cannot will be placed on paid leave, according to the report.

Orange County health officials this week also barred unvaccinated students from classes at Huntington Beach High School after a student at the school came down with the disease. Officials hope that by isolating those with the disease from unvaccinated people, they can halt its spread.

Two of the cast members who came down with measles were vaccinated. It is not known yet if the other three were or not. Disneyland is offering vaccines and booster shots to its cast members.

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January 21, 2015 at 4:04 AM · I'm curious about the Disneyland policy. I don't have a better suggestion but if I were a dishonest person couldn't refuse to show vaccination records just to paid time off?
January 21, 2015 at 11:37 AM · Boy, I don't have my past immunization records. I guess I need to get them from home. Luckily, I won't go to Disneyland until February, which is past the incubation period of January 29th.
January 22, 2015 at 2:23 AM · There's a certain former playboy playmate and a fraudulent doctor we can blame for part of this...

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