Measles is surging. Last week the U.S. recorded 90 cases, making this year's outbreak the second largest in more than two decades. So far this year, the U.S. has confirmed 555 measles cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday. That's 50 percent higher than the total number recorded last year, even though we're only about a quarter of the way through 2019. And the virus isn't slowing down. "The number of cases is accelerating," says Dr. Amanda Cohn, a senior adviser for vaccines at the CDC. "We are on track to have one of the highest numbers of cases of measles reported since we eliminated the disease in the year 2000." The majority of the cases are connected to outbreaks in New York, Cohn says. "This is a very...
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Measles Outbreak 'Accelerates,' Health Officials Warn