Measles Cases Count in the U.S. Tops 700 This Year, as Health Officials Urge Vaccinations

April 29, 2019

(STAT News) – T he number of U.S. measles cases has topped 700 already this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday, adding that nearly 70 children have been hospitalized. This year’s surge in measles cases — the worst year for the disease since 1994 — has sent 66 children to the hospital, newly released data show. Twenty-four have developed pneumonia.

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