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CDC: Number of Measles Cases in the United States Reaches 764

MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- At least 60 more measles cases have been reported in the United States, bringing the total so far this year to 764, health officials said Monday.

Just a few months into 2019, the number of measles cases is already the most in the United States since 1994, when there were 963 cases, the Associated Press reported.

So far this year, 23 states have reported measles cases. Pennsylvania is the latest to do so.

New York is grappling with the largest outbreak in the country. The new cases reported last week included 41 in New York City and 11 in nearby Rockland County. Most cases involved unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities, the AP reported.

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Posted: May 2019