CDC: Record measles breakouts across the U.S.; virus reportedly brought by travelers

In the first three months of this year alone, the number of measles cases in the United States have already surpassed all of last year’s cases — making this the second highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this year’s outbreak is partly caused by travelers who brought the virus back from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines — where large cases are being reported.

According to the CDC, a total of 387 cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 U.S. states from January 1 to March 28 alone, compared with 372 cases in all of 2018.

There are now outbreaks in California, Washington, New Jersey and New York.

Rockland County — a New York suburb — has since banned children not vaccinated against measles in public spaces, such as schools and shopping areas.

Besides the unvaccinated travelers who bring the virus back from other countries, the CDC said more parents are also refusing to vaccinate their children.

It’s the highest number of measles cases since it was eliminated was in 2014 — with 667 confirmed cases.

In February of that year, California public health officials had to isolate a UC Berkeley student — who rode a BART train following a trip to the Philippines – after tests confirmed he had measles.

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  • Mario
    3 April 2019 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Don’t blame our Kababayan for spreading measles,There are 100,000 illegal alien coming in at the Southern Border every month, majority of the children are infected with Head LICE infestation (KUTO),chickenpox are common,ear infection,mump, measles,skin infection and many more. Illegal alien start at Guatamala, pay $2000 fee to the Mexican Cartel to escort them for a 2000 miles walk/ride inside Mexico until they reach the border of Texas or California. All female are required to bring anti pregnancy pills, but during the long trip the Cartel will confiscate it and started raping the female, young and old, not forgiven.That is the crisis Blame the politician who believed on Open Borders, Trump declare National emergency but the Democrat in the House never admit that there is a crisis. They want Trump to fail simple as that.