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CDC Reports Spike in Measles Cases in US

Reuters reports that the CDC has issued data informing the public that the number of cases of measles in the United States this year has reached 175, nearly triple the annual average. “Home-grown measles were eliminated from the U.S in 2000” but the disease is still brought into the country by unvaccinated people who have been abroad. “Earlier this year, the CDC linked 58 cases of measles in Brooklyn, New York, to an unvaccinated 17-year-old who had traveled to London.” The CDC is urging parents to vaccinate their children starting at one year old.

Read the article published by Reuters.