The U.S. will reportedly break the record for measles cases in a year within the coming weeks, according to a new CDC report.
As of April 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 626 cases of measles in 22 states across the country. This is the second highest number since the disease was eliminated in 2000, with 2014 holding the current record. Many of the outbreaks have been attributed to unvaccinated travelers returning from countries with high measles numbers, such as Israel or Ukraine.
The states that have reported cases to the CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee and Washington.