Measles cases in U.S. surge nearly 20% in early April, CDC says

The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11 in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.
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U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for the most illnesses in 25 years.Health officials on Monday said555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago.“This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since...
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This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000.
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Since last week, there have been 90 new cases of measles diagnosed in the US, the steepest uptick in the current outbreak, bringing national cases to 555 in 25 states, new CDC data revealed Monday.
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The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
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The U.S. total is now 555 after the third consecutive week of increases, approaching a record since the disease was "eliminated" in 2000.
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