CDC Reports Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak Since Year 2000

A sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.

There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was “avoidable” and he called measles vaccines “among the most extensively studied medical products we have.”

(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

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