There are 626 confirmed reports of the disease. That is 41 less cases than the current worst year since recording began in 2014. In that year there were 667 cases.
The spread is in part believed to be due to the anti-vaccine movements. In 2018, there was 372 cases of measles in the U.S. If trends continue, that number could be tripled this year. In the past seven days, over 70 cases of measles have been reported. Nearly all of them were in New York in areas where people do not get vaccinations. The issue has even caused New York City to issue fines to people who don’t give their children the required shots.
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