Ohio cases among Amish drive bad year for measles across U.S.

May 30, 2014 9:59 AM

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Ohio cases among Amish drive bad year for measles across U.S.

Federal health leaders are sounding an alarm and pushing for vaccination of those who have not received two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) shots.

As of May 23, 288 cases had been reported nationwide. The last time the year-to-date tally was higher was in 1994, when there were 764 cases, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

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