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Seven cases of measles reported in L.A. County

Seven cases of measles reported in L.A. County

Los Angeles County public health officials said this week that they’re investigating seven cases of measles, a contagious disease that in rare cases can lead to brain damage or death.

“Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the county’s interim health officer. 

Gunzenhauser recommended that people who aren’t immunized against measles get the vaccine, and that people who aren’t sure whether they’re vaccinated check with their doctors. Most people who haven’t gotten the shot or have never had measles will get it...

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