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Disney measles cases now stand at 26

"World of Color," a water show at Disney's California Adventure.
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The number of confirmed cases of measles among people caught the measles in the mini-outbreak associated with the Disney theme parks last month now stands at 26, the California Department of Public Health said Monday.

Of those 26 people, 25  visited Disneyland or California Adventure between Dec. 15 and 20.

Twenty-two of the cases are among Californians; one of them got the disease through direct contact with someone who contracted it at one of the Disney parks, the Department said.

Nineteen of the California cases are Southern Californians, it added. Four of those who got sick are from other states: two from Utah and one each from Colorado and Washington.

Map of measles cases

This map shows the California counties affected by the Disney-related measles outbreak. 

At least 12 of the Californians who caught the measles were unvaccinated, according to state health officials, who added that in six cases there is either no vaccination documentation or the patient's vaccination status is unknown at this time.

The health department is investigating four more suspected Disney-related measles cases, and five additional suspected cases with no known links to the Disney parks, according to a spokesman.

The Department of Public Health believes a foreign tourist brought the measles to Disneyland last month. 

This story has been updated.