United States could lose measles elimination status over outbreaks

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An AP graphic shows the annual count of U.S. measles cases since 2000

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement on Thursday: "If these outbreaks continue through summer and fall, the United States may lose its measles elimination status".

"One hundred percent would be great, which, of course, is not practical, because there are people who simply can't be vaccinated, but if 100% of the people who could be vaccinated were vaccinated, we'd never have another case of measles in this country", Edwards said.

Communities in New York City's Brooklyn borough and Rockland County, an area of New York state about 30 miles (50 km) north of Manhattan, are dealing with measles outbreaks that have lasted almost eight months. In 1992, more than 2,200 measles were reported in the entire year. The Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine market research report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine industry which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine organization.

United States had been declared free of measles with the virus declared eliminated says the CDC.

"Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe; they do not cause autism", he said.

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Measles is considered eliminated when there is an absence of continuous disease transmission for 12 months or more in a specific geographic area, according to the CDC. The CDC said that should these outbreaks carry on throughout the rest of the year, the USA could lose its elimination status.

More than 500 cases have been diagnosed in two Brooklyn neighborhoods - Williamsburg and Borough Park - and mainly among unvaccinated children in Orthodox Jewish communities. City officials say 123 people have received summonses for not complying with the order.

"We have the withholding of children from measles immunizations by parents in many parts of the country", he said.

While the virus hasn't reached OH, it has been reported in 26 other states, including MI and Pennsylvania.

"I'm confident that the work that we have put in place. put us on the right trajectory to bring this outbreak to an end soon", said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, New York City's health commissioner.

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