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CDC Reports: Measles Cases Reach Record High Since 1994

“Between Jan. 1 and May 23 of this year, 288 measles cases were reported to the federal health agency, the highest year-to-date total since 1994,” Reuters reports. CDC officials state that this record-high number is due to unvaccinated people traveling internationally. Because the virus is still prevalent in parts of the world such as Asia, Europe, and Africa, and Americans often travel to these countries, international travel is a “welcome wagon” for the virus. “The CDC recommends that, starting at age 12 months, infants receive two doses of MMR vaccine. Infants aged 6 through 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR vaccine before international travel.”

Read the article published by Reuters.