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Interim county health officer Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser said there have been 21 confirmed measles cases in Los Angeles County during the recent outbreak, of which 17 have been associated with Disneyland. Statewide, there have been 92 confirmed cases.
Of the Los Angeles County cases, 15 came in the first wave of the outbreak and six more since, Gunzenhauser said.
"There's some hope that we may get ahead of the outbreak at some point in the near future," he said.
Overall, measles vaccination rates in Los Angeles County are high, with 98% of kindergartners immunized, he said. But in some school districts, immunization rates are lower, with more than 10% of students not vaccinated.
"We have some concerns about the Westside part of the county," Gunzenhauser said.
A quarantine was placed Monday on 14 infants enrolled at a child-care center on the Santa Monica High School campus after an infant was diagnosed with measles.
Infants under 12 months old, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems are particularly at risk.