National Measles Outbreak Spreads to Idaho, Virginia

The measles outbreak strikes Idaho and Virginia as the number of cases tops 1,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(Reuters) – The United States’ worst measles outbreak in a quarter-century spread to Idaho and Virginia last week as public health authorities on Monday reported 41 new cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease. 

The U.S. has recorded 1,022 cases of the diseases this year as of June 6, in an outbreak blamed on misinformation about vaccines, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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