U.S. Measles Cases Hit 971, Highest Single-Year Total Since 1994

May 30, 2019

(UPI) – Measles cases in the United States have hit a high of 971, shattering the 943 cases in 1994 to be the highest number of cases in 25 years — and it comes barely halfway into the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the number on Thursday afternoon, the agency’s second measles count released this week. Monday’s report, of 940 cases reported through May 24, already was the second highest since 1994.

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