Number of measles cases now spread to more states

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Thirty states now have reported measles outbreaks.

Alaska and Ohio have been added to the list, according to the centers for disease control.

Numbers were reported as of July 18th — reaching over 1,100 cases. That is Twenty-five more from the previous week.

The number of cases this year is the largest reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.

Signs and symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get the measles, mumps, and rubella, or MMR, vaccines for protection.

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