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Measles cases surge in the US, CDC Warns

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Measles cases surge in the US, CDC Warns

Since the beginning of the year, over 100 measles cases have emerged in the United States, prompting concerns from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the country’s status in eliminating the disease.

Measles cases surge in the US, CDC Warns

Measles was eradicated in the US in 2000, but recent outbreaks among undervaccinated communities have jeopardized this achievement. The CDC emphas izes the importance of vaccination, especially for close-knit and under-vaccinated groups, to prevent further spread.Measles cases surge in the US, CDC Warns

Most cases (96%) were imported from international travel, underscoring the need for robust vaccination coverage. Despite well-performing surveillance systems, misinformation about vaccines poses a threat to public health efforts.

Measles is highly contagious and can lead to severe complications, particularly in young and unvaccinated individuals. The CDC urges vaccination to maintain high immunity levels and prevent outbreaks.

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