As Summer Travel Begins, the CDC Warn Measles Cases Are at 20-Year High

May 30, 2014 4:21 PM

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This is the highest number of measles in the U.S. since 2000, when the disease was eliminated, and the largest number of measles cases in the U.S. for the first five months of a year since 1994. Almost all the measles cases this year have been associated with international travel by unvaccinated people.

People who were infected range in age from two weeks to 65 years, with over half adults age 20 or older.

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