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What's Behind The Increase Of Measles Cases In The U.S.

17 Apr 2019 7:15 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

The dozens of new infections take the count to 465 confirmed cases this year, the second-greatest number of reported cases in a year since 2000, when measles was declared eliminated in the United States.

At the current rate, the country would surpass by midyear the number of measles cases in 2014, when an outbreak among unvaccinated Amish communities in Ohio helped drive the total to 667 reported cases, the high mark for this century.

In Brooklyn, a large outbreak in the Orthodox Jewish community prompted New York City to declare a public health emergency on Tuesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would require unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes in the Williamsburg neighborhood to receive the measles vaccine.

More at source: NY Times

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