CDC says 2019 already has more cases of measles than any full year since 1992

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NEW YORK – 1958: In this handout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the skin of a patient after three days of measles infection is seen at a New York hospital in 1958. Measles outbreaks have been reported throughout the U.S., with the latest reported February 5, 2015 at a daycare in […]

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In a press release sent out Thursday, the Center for Disease Control has stated the number of confirmed measles cases in the first five months of 2019 has surpassed the total cases for any year since 1992.

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The report from the CDC states there have been 971 confirmed cases of measles so far in 2019.  

This new number from the CDC is higher than any number of confirmed cases since 1992, which had 963 confirmed measles cases for the entire year.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported 15 cases of measles in the state as of April 5. 

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