Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, a woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, in Anaheim, Calif. Disney reported another quarter of strong growth on Tuesday, Feb. 3, helped by higher revenue from its parks and resorts despite an outbreak of measles at its California park in December. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

LOS ANGELES (KRON) – The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in December is now over.

That announcement comes from California health officials who said that no new infections have surfaced.

The outbreak, which sickened 131 people in California, spread beyond the theme park. Illnesses were reported in a half-dozen states, Mexico and Canada.

There are still cases in the Canadian province of Quebec that can be traced back to Disneyland.

There are still other measles outbreaks in the U.S., but those are not tied to Disneyland.

The episode renewed debate about vaccinations. Many who got sick were not immunized against the highly contagious disease. Some refused vaccines for personal reasons, while others were too young to get shots.

Public health officials don’t know who sparked the outbreak but believe it was someone who caught the virus overseas and visited Disneyland while contagious.

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