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Comments on Puzzle #38627: WC 187: not so magical kingdom
By N. Franklin (kaytris)

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Puzzle Description:

My cousins had planned and saved for years to take their two kids to Disneyland. As they got off the plane one of the children complained of an itch.. turned out to be measles and they were quarantined for a week in a hotel room with two **VERY** unhappy, itchy kids.

#1: Valerie Mates (valerie) on May 13, 2024

I am stuck at 75% and could use a hint.

N - That sounds like a horrible vacation! Much sympathy!!
#2: Web Paint-By-Number Robot (webpbn) on May 13, 2024
Found to be solvable with moderate lookahead by dbouldin.
#3: David Bouldin (dbouldin) on May 13, 2024
I didn't track my solve :( Lemme see what I can find...
#4: David Bouldin (dbouldin) on May 13, 2024 [HINT]
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#5: Scott (McEncheese) on May 13, 2024
I think you win. Much sympathy to your cousins.
#6: Wombat (wombatilim) on May 14, 2024 [HINT]
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#7: valerie o..travis (bigblue) on May 14, 2024
omg, that's not fun at all :(
#8: Jota (jota) on May 15, 2024
Poor family!
#9: Koreen (mom24plus) on May 15, 2024
Oh my.
#10: Kathy Roth (clydie) on May 25, 2024 [SPOILER]
Nice puzzle! I am puzzled by the story, though- measles vaccine became available in 1963 and measles usually doesn't itch much. I am old enough that my sister had it, and it was horrible for her, but I never saw a case in 30 years of being a doctor. Are they sure it wasn't chicken pox? Chicken pox is itchy. They still would have had to stay in the room. Measles had essentially been eliminated from the US. There was an outbreak of measles in Disneyland in 2014 brought in from outside the country, but it primarily affected people who were unvaccinated.
#11: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Jun 18, 2024 [SPOILER]
According to the interwebs, measles *can* include an itchy rash.

And we can thank the anti-vaxxers for the resurgence of measles. Which is awful for the children who are too young or immunocompromised, and can no longer rely on herd immunity to stay infectious-disease free.

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