Number of US Measles Cases Tops 1000 for First Time Since 1992 Number of US Measles Cases Tops 1000 for First Time Since 1992

There have been 1001 new cases of measles in the United States since January 1, according to a June 5 statement from Health&Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.Medscape Medical News
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