Unexpected Public Health Concerns Dog California Health Experts



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Doctor Dean Blumberg with the UC Davis Medical School says the 14 measles cases reported in California have been linked to international travel. He says vaccination could have made a difference in many of them.

 “Eight out of those 14 were unvaccinated,” says Blumberg. “Seven of those eight were not vaccinated by choice. One was less than a year of age and we don’t recommend vaccine at less than a year of age.”

A paralysis causing disease similar to polio is baffling California medical investigators. Five such cases have been reported.

And reports of a severe flu continue to come in state-wide. That virus has killed more than 200 Californians.

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