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Over 600 measles outbreaks reported in the US
- April 30, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
As of April of the current 2019, more than 600 cases of measles outbreaks have been registered in the United States, according to a special statistical report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It should be noted that the presented news is somewhat different from official statistics, and to be more precise, at the time of the current 2019 the number of measles outbreaks exceeded the record figure of 2014 – this time it is about 626 officially registered cases of measles in more than 22 states of the country . It should be noted that measles itself is one of those diseases that have been considered permanently defeated in the United States since 2000.
Nevertheless, the number of people with measles continues to increase from year to year, although not to such an extent that it could speak of any serious violations. As for the current report of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it concerns only the official statistics of the aforementioned states – but at the same time a separate report was prepared for the CNN news portal, which reported more than 660 measles cases among residents of these states. At the same time, the list of states includes such states as Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Illinois, and Georgia — predominantly the southern and southwestern states.
It is worth noting that there may be many factor-distributors of measles as such, but so far experts are not ready to indicate a specific range of causes of such outbreaks. The center only indicates that most of them occurred among citizens who were not properly vaccinated, which may become the largest and most obvious cause of the spread of such a disease.
It should be noted that measles in itself no longer represents almost any danger for the absolute majority of the inhabitants of modern countries, but at the same time it continues to be one of the most contagious hidden diseases. Therefore, the statisticians from this center continue their observation and seek to present concrete and verified facts of such distribution.