Measles Outbreak ‘Accelerates,’ Health Officials Warn

A nurse prepares the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York. Several measles outbreaks in New York state are contributing to this year

This year, the U.S. has confirmed 550 measles cases so far. A recent spike is connected to an outbreak in New York City and New York State, but there are outbreaks in four other states too.

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