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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 »

Worst measles outbreak in decades sweeps New York as cases surge in Oregon, Washington and abroad

Worst measles outbreak in decades sweeps New York as cases surge in Oregon, Washington and abroad At least 160 people in New York have been infected with measles  One in 20 children that get the highly-contagious virus develop pneumonia, and one to two per 1,000 die   The disease can only be prevented by vaccination  Over… Read More »