Measles outbreak continues growing in the U.S.

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The measles outbreak continues to spread in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of August 30th, the number of measles cases in the U.S. has reached 1,234.

This new number is 19 cases more than the previous week.

These cases have been confirmed in 31 U.S. states and the CDC says most cases are among people who were not vaccinated against measles.

The CDC also says more than 75% of measles cases were linked to outbreaks in New York and New York City.

A director at the CDC says there is a "reasonable chance" the U.S. will lose its measles-elimination status in October because of the ongoing outbreaks.



 
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