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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:57 PM

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

Source: Omaha World Herald-AP

By Mike Stobbe

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, pushing this year's nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. That would make 2019 the worst year for measles since 1994.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its national measles count on Mondays. CDC officials said they are reviewing the latest reports.

Roughly three-quarters of this year's illnesses in the U.S. have been in New York state, mainly in two ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn and suburban Rockland County. Most of those cases have been in unvaccinated people.




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:03 PM

1. Vaccinate your children - this is ridiculous.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:35 PM

2. Insane we've reached this point

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:56 PM

3. Republicans love to see kids sick and in pain.---seems some parents do also.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:59 PM

4. measles was all but declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000......




The measles vaccine, which first became available in the 1960s, is considered safe and highly effective, and because of it, measles was all but declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. But it has made comebacks since then.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:16 PM

5. What?!.. Can't we call this a "real" National Emergency?

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Response to djacq (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:14 PM

6. It can't be a nat'l. emergency,

Trump had to call the Twitter CEO to the white house to explain why he lost followers.

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