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Measles Outbreak in the US: 64 Cases and Counting, Raising Concerns over Vaccination Rates

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 25, 2024
Number of Measles Cases in Mid-March Exceeds Total for Previous Year

In the United States, a measles outbreak has occurred, resulting in 64 recorded cases nationwide by late last week. This is more than the total of 58 cases reported for all of last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The American Medical Association (AMA) president Jesse Ehrenfeld expressed concern over the declining rate of vaccinations against measles in the U.S. since 2019. This decline puts more people at risk of illness, disability, and death from the disease.

Measles is caused by a virus that is typically located in the nose or throat and can spread easily through coughing, sneezing, or talking. Infected individuals can release infectious droplets into the air that others can breathe in, leading to transmission of the disease. Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, and watery eyes, followed by a red rash that covers the body.

Complications from measles can include dehydration, ear infections, croup, and pneumonia. In the United States

By Samantha Johnson

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