Measles Outbreak Now In 30 States


(CNN) – 30 states now have reported measles outbreaks.

Alaska and Ohio have been added to the list, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Numbers were reported as of July 18th, reaching 1,148 cases, 25 more from the previous week.

The number of cases so far this year is the largest reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.

Signs and symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes.

CDC experts say the measles rash appears three to five days after infection.

Measles can be dangerous for babies and young kids.

If you think you’ve been exposed, call your doctor ASAP.

The CDC recommends people get the measles, mumps and rubella or MMR vaccine for protection.

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