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US measles outbreak hits ‘completely avoidable’ 25-year-high


(Reuters pic)NEW YORK: The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease, federal health officials said on Monday.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 704 cases as of April 26, a 1.3% increase since the most recent tally of 695 reported on Wednesday.
The vast majority of cases have occurred in children who have not received the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which confers immunity to the disease, officials said.
“The suffering we are seeing today is completely avoidable,” US Health and Human Services …read more

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