More measles infections recorded in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials say six more cases of measles have been recorded since an outbreak that originated at Disneyland.

The California Department of Public Health said Wednesday there are 119 confirmed measles cases in the state. About two-thirds visited or worked at Disneyland in December when the outbreak began.

Five of the new infections had no Disneyland connection, but health officials count them as part of the outbreak because of the similar strain type. One of the new cases involved a person who had contact with a sick person who visited the theme park.

At least two dozen other measles cases in six states, Mexico and Canada have been traced to Disneyland.

Authorities say the virus appears similar to the one circulating in the Philippines, though the source is unknown.

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