Vaccine-hesitant communities drive US measles outbreak. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a national measles update, stating that 1,249 cases were reported between January and September 2019. This is the highest annual case count since 1992. Almost 90 percent of 2019 US measles cases occurred in close-knit, vaccine-hesitant communities, and Orthodox Jewish communities in New York accounted for 75 percent of cases. [MMWR]

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