Measles Outbreak Continues In New York State

ALBANY – The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of last week the number of cases reached 1,234. That number is 19 cases more than the previous week.

Cases have been confirmed in 31 states. The CDC says most are among people who were not vaccinated against measles.

It also reported more than 75-percent of measles cases were linked to outbreaks in New York State.

A director at the CDC says there’s a ‘reasonable chance’ the U.S. will lose its measles-elimination status in October because of ongoing outbreaks in New York.


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