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Jun 6, 2019

The U.S. could lose its measles elimination status

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It’s been nearly two decades since the U.S. officially eliminated measles, but we may lose that status before we hit the 20-year mark.

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that we’ve now topped 1,000 cases in 2019. Elimination isn’t about case numbers, though, it’s about time—and just last week, the Director of the CDC warned that we could be in danger of losing our status as a measles-eliminated country.

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