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Measles Cases Up 43 Percent in Just Two Weeks


Measles cases across the United States have surged 43% in just two weeks, underscoring just how contagious the disease can be.

The Centers for Disease Control reported Monday that between Jan. 1 and April 11, there have been 555 confirmed cases in 20 states. A week ago, that number was 465, and the week before that it was 387.

It’s the second-highest number of cases in a decade and on pace to exceed the previous record, set in 2014, since endemic measles was eradicated almost 20 years ago.

Read more at The Daily Beast.