Worst U.S. measles outbreak in 20 years is due to overseas travel

May 30, 2014 12:04 PM

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Worst U.S. measles outbreak in 20 years is due to overseas travel

Unvaccinated Americans and foreign visitors who traveled to the Philippines, Europe, Africa and Asia are the main culprits in a growing spike of U.S. measles cases that began several years ago and exploded this year.

As of last Friday, 288 cases have been reported in 18 states, the highest year-to-date total since 1994, when 963 cases were reported by year’s end. Ninety-seven percent – 280 – of the 2014 U.S. cases were imported from other countries.

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