Number of Measles Cases in U.S. Surpasses 1,200, According to CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that Measles
cases in the United States have now surpassed the 1,200 mark. As of August 15th,
the CDC says 1,203 individual cases of Measles have been confirmed in 30
states. That’s an increase of 21 cases from last week, and is the greatest
number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992. Data shows 124 of the people
who got the disease were hospitalized, and 64 reported having complications –
including pneumonia and encephalitis. The CDC says the majority of reported
cases are among people who were not vaccinated against the disease. Health
officials continue to stress that getting vaccinated is the only way to prevent
the spread of the disease. Wisconsin and Minnesota still do not have confirmed cases
of the Measles this year, while Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana do.