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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:18 PM

US Measles Count Up To 555, With Most New Cases In New York


By MIKE STOBBE
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.

Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago.

While 20 states have reported cases, New York has been the epicenter. Nearly two-thirds of all cases have been in New York, and 85% of the latest week’s cases came from the state. Most of the New York cases have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities.

The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:12 PM

1. Not simply Orthodox, but Haredi Jews.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haredi_Judaism

Sort of like the Amish, but more so.

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:26 AM

2. Hush now....we aren't supposed to be discussing this topic.

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