CALIFORNIA IN BRIEF : CALIFORNIA : Emergency Measles Aid OKd
The California Department of Health Services released $1.2 million in emergency funds to deal with what health officials say is the worst measles epidemic in the state in two decades. Among the hardest hit by the epidemic have been Los Angeles and Orange counties, which will receive $300,000 and $112,347, respectively. San Diego County is slated to receive $104,924 and the city of Long Beach is to receive $29,891 in special aid. The counties of San Bernardino and Riverside will receive $80,055 and $52,528, respectively. Measles has claimed 30 lives in the first four months of this year compared to 20 for all of 1989, state health officials said.