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Thursday, May 1, 2008

U.S. Experiences Dramatic Increase in Measles Cases

The New York Times reports today on the increase in measles in the United States.  The Times article states,

The United States has had 64 cases of measles since January, the highest number reported for this time period since 2001, federal health officials reported Thursday. Nearly all the cases, 63 of the 64, were in people who had not been vaccinated, and 54 resulted from overseas travel. Sixteen cases occurred in families who had refused vaccination for religious or personal reasons. Fourteen patients have been hospitalized.  reports on the increase in measles in the United States.  . . .

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