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Just over a month into 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 79 measles cases in the U.S. That total is more than 20% of the 372 cases identified during all of 2018.
The CDC has reported that four of the locations – Washington State, Texas, New York State and New York City – are defined as a measles outbreak, which is three or more cases in a single place.
The Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology said recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the U.S. call for the importance of integrated infection prevention response.