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Chapter : State, County, and Federal Officials Respond to Measles Outbreak : January 25, March 26, April 9, May 30, and October 4, 2019
State, County, and Federal Officials Respond to Measles Outbreak : January 25, March 26, April 9, May 30, and October 4, 2019
Between January 1 and October 4, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 1,249 individual cases of measles throughout the United States, the highest since 1992. While cases were reported in thirty-one states, 75 percent were linked to outbreaks in two Orthodox Jewish communities in New York. The outbreak renewed the national debate over the importance of vaccinations, and some state legislatures moved to amend their vaccine opt-out policies for school-age children.
Measles Spreads, Public Health Emergencies Declared
Measles is considered one of the most infectious viruses on ...