The California health officials on Friday confirmed three new cases of measles, taking the total toll of reported infection cases to 113 in the state since December last year.
According to the California Department of Public Health, all the three new cases of highly contagious disease do not have any connection with the measles outbreak triggered in the state’s Disneyland in December.
Almost two-thirds of the total infections recorded in California were from those who visited or worked at the Disney Park in Orange County or had come in contact with the infected person who came from a foreign country.
Among the people who were stricken with measles were mainly who were not vaccinated and have a weak immune system.
The highly infectious disease has made a comeback in recent years in the United States. The virus came from Americans or international visitors who caught the virus abroad.
Along with California, 19 other American states, Canada and Mexico have reported measles cases linked to Disneyland.
The recent outbreak of highly contagious disease has once again brought the ‘anti-vaccination movement’ in the limelight where people are opposing vaccination due to fear of the potential side effects of vaccines. A now-debunked research finding has suggested a close link between vaccines and autism.
This forced a small section of people refusing vaccination for their children. The parents also opt out of vaccination based on their religious or other beliefs.