Measles infected another 71 people this week, CDC report shows

626 people have been infected this year, the highest number since 2014, when 667 infections were recorded. Most of the new infections (68) were in New York state, which has two current outbreaks.
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Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but recent outbreaks, driven by misinformation about the MMR vaccine, have occurred due to undervaccination in vulnerable communities.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.
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Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was infected but is now fully recovered.
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Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
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(University of Georgia) Several University of Georgia researchers teamed up to create a statistical method that may allow public health and infectious disease forecasters to better predict disease reemergence, especially for preventable childhood infections such as measles and pertussis.
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There have now been 880 cases in the current outbreak, according to CDC data released on Monday - up 4.9 percent in just one week.
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The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people.
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Montreal health authorities are working with local clinics and hospitals to prevent a possible measles outbreak, but where people can go if they’re worried about being infected or in need of a booster shot isn’t being made public.
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