(I Don’t Believe It) The United States recorded 60 new measles cases final week, taking confirmed cases for the 12 months to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since measles was declared eradicated in 2000, federal well being officers stated on Monday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 6.8% enhance within the variety of measles cases in the week ended May 24 in an outbreak that has now reached 26 states. The company has been offering weekly updates each Monday.
Experts warn that the outbreak isn’t over because the variety of cases edges nearer to the 1994 complete of 958. That was the very best quantity since 1992, when the CDC recorded 2,126 cases.
Public well being officers have blamed the measles resurgence on the unfold of misinformation about vaccines, as a vocal fringe of oldsters oppose vaccines, believing, opposite to scientific research, that substances in them could cause autism.