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U.S. sees surge of nearly 20% in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports

(Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: A sign warning people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of… Read More »

Measles cases at 'alarmingly' high levels around the world, UNICEF says

Ten countries, including Brazil, the Philippines and France, accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total increase in measles cases in 2018, according to figures released by the UN’s agency for children. This “alarming” global surge in measles cases poses a “growing” threat to children, UNICEF says. Poor health infrastructure, low awareness, civil disorder, complacency and… Read More »