measles outbreak 2019

Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000 – The New York Times

More than 22 American states are witnessing an increase in measles. From January 2019 till mid-April 2019, around 626 cases existed, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases are still on the rise, daily!

What States have Measles Outbreak?

This infectious illness exists in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington.

What Helps the Spread of Measles?

Many factors contribute to the spread of this illness. These include:

1- The majority of individuals with a positive measles diagnosis are un-vaccinated.

2- Measles is common, still, in many regions in the world like Europe, Asia, The Pacific and Africa.

3- Travelers can contract the disease and bring it to the USA.

4- The spread happens dramatically when someone who carries the disease, spreads it to a group of people that did not take the vaccine.

The New York Times announcement

“The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to 695, the highest annual number recorded since the disease was declared eliminated in this country in 2000, federal health officials said on Wednesday.

The total has now surpassed the previous high of 667 set in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus has been detected in 22 states. The virus mostly has stricken families that do not vaccinate their children.”

Source: Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000 – The New York Times

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