Measles growing in the U.S., largest number of cases reported since 1992

An increase of 41 measles cases were reported in the United States from the previous week.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says it's the largest number of measles cases reported in the country since 1992, and the largest since measles was declared eradicated almost two decades ago in 2000.

From the CDC report, here's a map and a rundown of all the U.S. "States with Reported Measles Cases
2019 ** (as of May 31, 2019)" —-

The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington.

The CDC says measles outbreaks (defined as 3 or more cases) are currently ongoing in 2019 in the following jurisdictions:

New York State, Rockland County
New York City
California, Butte County
California, LA County
California, Sacramento County

These outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine, and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring.

[via @W7VOA, photo: SHUTTERSTOCK]