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US sees rise in cases of measles


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Mon, 2019-04-15 21:17

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed cases of measles in the US 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.

As of April 11, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 555 cases of the disease since the beginning of the year, up from 465 cases confirmed by April 4. The cases were found in 20 states spanning the country.

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