The CDC reports 90 new measles cases as the outbreak registers news

WASHINGTON – For the third consecutive week, US health officials added many new reports to the declared year list of measles, bringing the total to 555 – the highest number already in the last five years. If the outbreaks are not under control, public health experts are concerned that the cases will hit in 2019 for almost twenty years after “the eradication of measles” in the United States.

The number of people with a highly infectious disease, occasionally slaughtered during the second week of April, increased by 90, and 20 states now reported in 2019. In 2000, health officials announced that they get rid of measles.

The state-reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New t York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. The total to date is the second largest number of cases reported since 2000.

There are 285 cases at New York City, almost all of them in Brooklyn, since the outbreak began in October. Of these, 229 were reported this year, representing over a third of the 555 cases reported across the country in 2019, as at 11 April, according to figures supplied by the CDC. Monday.

In 2014, the United States reported that there were 667 cases, including one major outbreak in the Amish community in Ohio which was more than half the cases.

Last week, New York City officials announced that they were a public health emergency and ordered mandatory vaccines of measles to stop the outbreak aimed at Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, who sent the The most extensive vaccination order in the United States has been in place for almost thirty years.

On Monday, Brooklyn's parents group filed a routine in Brooklyn Supreme Court against a New York health department and commissioner to prevent a city order for mandatory vaccines of measles.

The complainants claim that the order is unlawful because there is not enough evidence of a measles epidemic or dangerous outbreak to protect abnormal measures, such as compulsory vaccination or criminal penalties.

Last week's order said that everyone should be vaccinated 6 months and older who live, work or attend school within four zip codes of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There is a misconduct charge before anyone attending them and they could be fined up to $ 1,000.

The six current outbreaks, in California, New Jersey, New York and Washington, are linked to travelers who have returned measles from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where major outbreaks of measles are occurring. said the CDC.


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