• The measles, a highly contagious viral infection that was deemed eradicated in the US in 2000, is back and spreading fast.
  • So far this year, 695 measles cases have been reported in 22 states, according to the CDC. That is already more cases than the country has seen in any year since 2000.
  • A major outbreak in New York City is ongoing, and it has sickened 334 people in pockets of Brooklyn and Queens, where many Orthodox Jewish children are unvaccinated.
  • The measles virus is very contagious; it can live on surfaces for two hours outside the human body.
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