US recorded 25 new cases of measles last week

US recorded 25 new cases of measles last week

FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the Internationa
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, on Mar 20, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Lindsey Wasson)

WASHINGTON: The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, bringing the total number of cases in the year to 1,148 as the country recorded its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday (Jul 22).

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded a 2.2 per cent increase in cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease from the previous week in 30 states as of Jul 18.

Source: Reuters/zl

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