No New US Measles Cases Reported Last Week

Measles Outbreak
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 10: A sign warns people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg on April 10, 2019 in New York City. As a measles epidemic continues to spread, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a state of emergency and mandated residents of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg at the center of the outbreak to get vaccinated for the viral disease. Those who choose not to will risk a $1,000 fine. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The measles outbreak that has spread throughout the United States may be winding down as no new cases were reported last week.

HealthDay News — The measles outbreak that has spread throughout the United States may be winding down as no new cases were reported last week, health officials said Monday.

This outbreak, the worst measles epidemic in 27 years, saw the majority of cases in New York’s Orthodox Jewish communities, the Associated Press reported. The disease was carried to the United States by travelers infected abroad and spread rapidly to those who were not vaccinated.

Between spring and summer, more than 1,200 cases were reported, according to the AP.

Measles outbreaks are usually said to be over after 42 days without a new infection.

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More Information: CDC

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