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21 New Cases Of Measles Confirmed

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Published on August 19, 2019 - Duration: 00:35s

21 New Cases Of Measles Confirmed

The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of confirmed cases this year to 1,203.

According to Reuters, the escalating numbers seen across 30 states marks the worst U.S. Measles outbreak since 1992.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports a 1.8% increase in cases of the disease between Aug.

8 and Aug.

15.

The CDC has reported smaller increases in measles cases, compared with more than 100 cases reported in one week earlier this year.

Health officials warn that failure to vaccinate is a public health risk to vulnerable people unable to receive the vaccine.

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