As per the reports of federal health officials on Monday, there were 21 new cases of measles recorded in the United States last week. This raises the total number of cases to 1,202 across 30 states. This has been termed as the worst viral outbreak since the year 1992.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, there has been seen a 1.8% increase in the number of highly contagious and fatal diseases.
As compared to the surge of dozens of cases that were reported per week during the earlier part of the year, CDC claims that there are is a smaller increase in the spreading of measles and this is considered as a good sign.
Health officials warn the public about the risks and dangers of the disease and the miserable circumstances that will be caused if vulnerable people do not get vaccinated.
The United States declared measles eliminated from in the country in 2000. This implied that there wasn’t any continuous transmission of the disease for one whole year although, cases of the viral disease being spread by travelers is fairly common.
CDC warns the country that is the outbreak continues until October 2019, the country will lose its measles elimination status.