NO MEASLES LINK BETWEEN HERE AND DISNEYLAND IN CALIFORNIA

Feb 09, 2015

By Michael Kramer

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Tests show that no link exists between four recent cases of measles in Toronto – and a big outbreak that has been linked to the Disneyland theme parks in California.

The Toronto Public Health Department says testing of the viruses from four of the city’s six cases – shows they are from a strain called “D4.”

The Disneyland outbreak, which has caused upwards of 114 cases in at least seven U.S. states – is caused by viruses from the “B3” strain.

Associate Medical Officer of Health, Doctor Vinita Dubey, says results are still pending on the virus type – for the two most recent measles cases in Toronto.

At this point, the city has seen six cases.

Dubey says the “D4” strain of measles circulates in a number of different parts of the world.

She says Toronto Public Health’s current hypothesis is that someone brought this strain to Toronto – and these four cases are all part of a chain of transmission from that person.

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