U.S. measles count is going to be really high this year
'Murica has already seen 387 measles cases this year through March, according to the CDC.
'MURICA — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have already been 387 cases of measles around the U.S. through March. Just for a comparison, there were ONLY 372 cases all of last year.
According to the CDC, this year's numbers come from outbreaks in several states, including New York, California, Illinois, Texas and Washington.
Here's a shocker—most people who get measles have not been vaccinated. In the U.S., most outbreaks have been started by people traveling in countries where measles is more common.
According to the WHO, a whopping 83,000 people in Europe had measles in 2018—yikes.
According to the CDC, the measles vaccine is 97 percent effective.
Measles usually won't kill you, but you may feel pretty miserable. The most common symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, and a rash all over the body for about 10-12 days.
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