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U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak


Added 11-11-19 02:10:07am EST - “One new case of measles was reported this weekend in the United States, with the...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - One new case of measles was reported this weekend in the United States, with the country suffering its worst outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in close-to three decades.

The measles case was confirmed on Saturday in an unvaccinated resident of the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia, according to the state’s health department.

The measles outbreak, which began in New York in October 2018, has largely been linked to parents who declined to vaccinate their children. It threatens to end United States’ measles-free status.

The individual may have exposed others to the measles virus between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6 and the Georgia Department of Public Health said it was notifying those people.

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