Measles outbreak: Is there a Measles EPIDEMIC in the US and UK?

MEASLES is currently tearing its way around Europe, setting in countries with populations ascribing to the deadly anti-vax movement. Is there a measles epidemic in the USA and UK?
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Chad's worst measles outbreak in years will soon spread to all parts of the country as vaccination rates are too low to stop an epidemic that has already hit thousands, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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[MSF] New York -MSF steps up its measles vaccination and medical response as year-long outbreak increases in intensity
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[MSF] Parts of Chad, including the capital, N'Djamena, and the city of Am Timan, are in the throes of a measles outbreak that has lasted for a year and is rising in intensity.
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Measles outbreaks have occurred in 22 states. Now adults are wondering if they are immune and whether they should get a shot of the vaccine. Here ’ s what you need to know.
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The outbreak is now the worst in decades. Children under age 5 account for about half of the cases.
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More than 200 university students and employees in Los Angeles County may have been exposed to measles and were given quarantine orders this week.
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