U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Largest Since Disease Declared Eliminated In 2000



HUSBAND COMING UP IN A LIVE REPORT AT 5. AND WE HAVE MORE BREAKING NEWS. THIS TIME IN REGARDS TO THE NATIONWIDE MEASLES OUTBREAK. HEALTH TOMORROWS SAY THE NUMBER OF CASES SURPASSES THE HIGHEST NUMBER ON RECORD IN 25 YEARS. HERE'S MORE ON WHERE THE NEW CASES ARE LOCATED AND WHAT COULD BE CAUTION THE SPIKE. Reporter: 681 DIAGNOSED CASES OF MEASLES. THAT IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER ON RECORD SINCE THE DISEASE DECLARED ELIMINATED NATIONWIDE IN 2000. AND THEY SAID IT WAS E READY CREATED. BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF VACCINATION AND THE SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE, WE'RE SEEING IT AGAIN. Reporter: THE CDC WHICH UPDATES THE NUMBERS OF MEASLES CASES REPORTED THERE WERE 626 CASES NATIONWIDE SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR. A ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS FOUND 661 CASES ACROSS 22 STATES. MEASLES IS EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS AND IN A, CONTAGIOUS. IN A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE, THOSE NOT VACCINATED ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR MEASLES. Reporter: AMONG THE SYMPTOMS, A RASH OF RED SPOTS, HIGH FEVER, COUGH, RUNNY NOSE AND RED OR RUN I EYES. THEY CAN TURN INTO SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS. PEOPLE DIE BECAUSE THEY CAN DEVELOP PNEUMONIA OR GET A BRAIN INFECTION. Reporter: MOST CASES MERGED IN COMMUNITIES WITH LOW RATES OF VACCINATION, FUELED BY ANTIVACCINE MESSAGES MANY TIMES POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. PART OF THE VACCINATION, KNOWING THE PEOPLE GOT THE MEASLES AND SEVERAL HUNDRED DIED.

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  1. One death the past 15 years in 2015 when a female with many immune issues got pneumonia. During autopsy she was found to be carrying the measles virus despite being vaccinated. In 2018 alone over 440 died in the US from vaccines with over 1,200 becoming permanently disabled. Why doesn't THAT make the news????

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