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Measles outbreak hits 25-year high in U.S.

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April 30, 2019 -- The measles outbreak continues to spread in the United States, with cases surpassing the highest number on record since public health officials declared the disease eradicated nationwide in 2000.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 704 individual cases of measles in 22 states, representing a 25-year high.

Public health officials blame the measles resurgence on the spread of misinformation about vaccines. A vocal fringe of parents opposes vaccines, believing, contrary to scientific studies, that ingredients in them can cause autism, according to a Reuters report.

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