Saturday, March 15
(Sacramento, CA) -- The number of measles cases in California continues to rise. State health officials announced Friday there are 32 confirmed cases of measles in the state this year. Last year, just three cases had been reported over the same time frame. The massive upswing comes during the middle of a record-setting flu season that has led to deaths up and down the state. Health officials say they expect to see more measles cases reported in the near future, and they continue to urge residents to get their children immunized against the disease.