U.S. Measles Cases for 2015 Rise 18.6% Over Past Week

February 10, 2015 5:48 AM

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U.S. Measles Cases for 2015 Rise 18.6% Over Past Week

The number of U.S. measles cases so far this year rose 19% in the past week, to 121 people in 17 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, raising concerns about how far the virus has spread.

The CDC said the increase isn’t surprising given that state and local health departments continue to track down people who had been in contact with those with the disease.

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