U.S. Measles Outbreaks Are Driven By A Global Surge In The Virus

A nurse prepares a syringe for a vaccination against measles at a pediatric clinic in Kiev. The Ukraine had 72,408 cases of measles in the year from March 2018 to February 2019 — the highest number for any country during that period.

The World Health Organization tallied more than 112,000 measles cases in the first quarter of 2019 — up more than 300% compared to the same period in 2018

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