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CDC Reports U.S. Measles Cases Have Reached The Highest In 15 Years!

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CDC Measles

Anyone putting off getting their measles vaccine should listen up!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles cases in the United States have reached their highest in 15 years!

So far, there have been 220 recorded cases of the contagious illness in our country, compared to the usual 60 to 70 cases per year.

Across the pond in Europe, there have been 26,000 cases reported between January and July of this year, with 9 deaths!

Luckily there have been no deaths in the U.S. because about 91.5% of the population is immunized, but the increased presence of the illness may be the result of unvaccinated people traveling overseas.

Experts note that measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children, so why risk it? All it takes is two doses of the vaccine for an estimated 98-99% chance of lifelong immunity!

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