Experts worry as measles numbers soar in U.S.

April 24, 2014 5:49 PM

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Experts worry as measles numbers soar in U.S.

NEW YORK -- Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City. Most were triggered by travellers who caught the virus abroad and spread it in the United States among unvaccinated people. Many of the travellers had been to the Philippines, where a...

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