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Disneyland reportedly asked health officials to say the park was safe to visit

The Associated Press has obtained documents suggesting that Disneyland asked California health officials to tell the public the park was safe amid measles concerns.

Disneyland staff allegedly emailed the California Department of Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency, asking them to tell the public that the park was not responsible for the measles outbreak, and it was safe for vaccinated people to visit Disneyland.

More than 70 people in California, including six Disneyland employees, were infected during the measles outbreak. The outbreak has surpassed 100 cases in the U.S., across six states, Mexico, and Canada. A Disneyland spokesperson told AP the emails were sent "in order to ensure that factual and accurate information flowed both ways to avoid confusion and properly inform the public."