Measles cases in U.S. reach a 20-year high

May 30, 2014 10:38 AM

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NEW YORK — Largely because some people are reluctant to be vaccinated, cases of measles have reached a 20-year high in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday.

As of May 23, there were 288 confirmed cases in the United States — more than in all of 2013 and more than in the equivalent period of any year since 1994.

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