California Health Officials, Law Makers Look to Increase Vaccinations Amid Latest Measles Outbreak

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Over 700 measles cases have been reported in the United States this year, the largest outbreak since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. Of the 38 cases reported in California so far this year, 36 are connected to international travel. In Los Angeles, approximately 700 members of the UCLA and Cal State Los Angeles communities have been quarantined after possibly being exposed to an infected student. We'll talk to the director of the California Department of Public Health about reducing your risk of measles exposure and check in on a California Senate bill aiming to curb fraudulent vaccine exemptions.


Dr. Karen Smith, director, California Department of Public Health; state public health officer

Dr. Erica Pan, director, Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Alameda County Department of Public Health