Health officials confirm measles cases in D.C., Maryland
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is monitoring measles cases in 21 states including Maryland and Washington, D.C.
From January 1 to July 14 this year, CDC says 107 people were reported to have measles. In 2017, there were 118 cases.
The 21 states include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington and also D.C.
The CDC says:
- The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated.
- Measles is still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.
- Travelers with measles continue to bring the disease into the U.S.
- Measles can spread when it reaches a community in the U.S. where groups of people are unvaccinated.