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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Apr 10 2019


Measles Outbreak: NYC Declares Public Health Emergency to Fight Virus

The United States is currently experiencing one of the worst years of measles outbreaks in recent history.As of April 4, 2019, there have been 465 individual cases in 19 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.This is the second greatest number of U.S. cases since the disease was declared eliminated back in 2000.

 

 

In New York City, the measles outbreak is the worst since 1991, with 285 cases. And this cluster is just one of seven outbreaks currently taking place in the United States.Other outbreak sites include Rockland County in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Washington, along with Santa Cruz County and Butte County in California, according to the CDC.

 

 

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, and Washington have all reported measles activity this year as well.The current outbreaks have been triggered by travelers who caught the disease abroad and brought it back home where it spread.

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