“The number of measles cases reported so far this year has reached their highest level in 25 years, officials announced Wednesday.
61 new cases have appeared since late last week, according to New York City health officials. That brings this year’s count in the U.S. beyond the 667 total reported instances of the disease for 2014, making 2019 the worst year for measles since 1994, according to The Associated Press.
he uptick of cases reportedly stems largely from the spread of misinformation that has discouraged parents from vaccinating their children.
The measles are very contagious and can be transmitted through the air following a cough or sneeze. All Americans above age 1 are encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get vaccinated.”