Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Happiest" Place on Earth

"Happiness may not be the only contagious thing at Disneyland in California" states CNN News.

As is well known around the state, Disneyland Resort has received a major health virus as of December 15 to December 20. The sickness is commonly known as the measles.

Coughing, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, and red/blotchy skin are all indications of this undesirable virus. The warnings have been said to have begun on January 7, following seven California outbreaks while 6/7 virus recipients were not vaccinated for the illness. Doctors presume that the single recipient with the vaccine was the victim of the illness who began the Disney outbreak after visiting the park with the infection. Proceeding this event on January 8th, five Disneyland employees contracted the measles, further spreading it to the Disney fans visiting the "happiest place on earth." Later, 5 more Disney visitors were diagnosed with the measles virus. This is when the outbreak began to up momentum.

One of California's top Public Health Officials advises Disney-goers younger than 12 months and people who have never had a measles vaccination to bypass Disneyland Resort for a while until the virus rate decreases. This is for the sensible reason of the effortless transmission of the virus between an infected visitor and a well visitor. The illness is spread through the air and can be received purely by standing in close proximity to an infected person. It can also circulate with sneezing, coughing, and sharing food or drinks with an ill park visitor. Clearly, measles are extremely contagious and spreads quickly between people. 59 Disneyland Resort guests have received the measles wile at least 28 of them were not vaccinated. Though there are many outbreaks at Disneyland, you can guess that the virus will broaden in surrounding areas around Disney, which is exactly what has happened.

The measles virus has been transferred back to Utah, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Mexico, and all 9 cases have been traced back to Disneyland Resort. A logical explanation for this is the fact that Disney guests from foreign places visit the "happiest place on earth" possibly without the measles vaccine. They then proceed to return home, not knowledgeable of the fact that they caught the illness for the symptoms can take 10-14 days to reveal themselves. By doing this, the visitors begin to spread the virus around their home-town while the cycle continues.

This virus has prevented several families from taking their vacations in the Disney atmosphere and has disappointed many children, though for a rational reason. Measles is a highly contagious, miserable virus that Disney had the unfortunate task of housing this virus. Though hope is not lost! The California Department of Health claims "The measles outbreak exposure period of December 17-20 at the Disneyland Resort is over, and all cases from this exposure should have occurred by January 10, 2015. No new cases have been identified in guests who visited after that time period." It may be wise to continue your wait before you plan a Disney trip, but as of currently, we're good to go!

Sources:
 http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/20/health/disneyland-measles/index.html

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Timeline-Disneyland-Measles-Outbreak-289520681.html

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/01/anti-vaccinators-react-to-measles-outbreak.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/measles/basics/definition/con-20019675

Picture Sources:
Infected Mickey- http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/disneyland-measles-665x385.jpg

Infected Guest- http://www.rawstory.com/rs/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sick-child-with-the-measles-Shutterstock-800x430.jpg




2 comments:

  1. OMG i heard about that that looks bad!!!:(

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  2. OMG i heard about that that looks bad!!!:(

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