Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC

Maricruz Casares
Agosto 15, 2018

According to the CDC, 107 people in 21 states had the measles between January 1, 2018 and July 14, 2018.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed over 100 cases of measles in the United States so far in 2018, and some of those were in North Carolina.

The CDC reports that the majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated.

The CDC says measles are still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, so travelers with measles can bring it into the U.S.

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The 107 infections this year have been reported in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

Measles is an airborne virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing.

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The rash appears as red and blotchy marks on the hairline that travel down over several days, turning brown and eventually fading.

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