Measles cases in the US and continue to grow and will reach at least 704, the highest in the country for 25 years, said Monday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC in English).
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Nearly three-quarters of measles cases this year occurred in unvaccinated people, the CDC said in a teleconference in which they called for people to get vaccinated against this disease, as well as mumps and rubella.
Health officials explained that the number of cases increased by 78 during the last week, and there are 22 states that have reported infected patients.
The CDC says that 66 people were hospitalized due to the disease, the disease was declared eradicated from the country in 2000, and that one-third of reported cases of children under 5 years.
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CDC director, Robert R. Redfield, noted that the vaccine & # 39 are "safe" and ruled that the cause of the "autism" as they say people who believe that there is some connection between them.
Redfield said in a statement that the work to convince more than 5% of people who choose not to vaccinate their children to understand their meaning.
"It is very important that we correct the misinformation and reassure the timid, to protect their children from diseases that have a lasting impact on the health of the parents," he said.
About 1.3% of children under the age of 2 years (100,000 children) have not been vaccinated, which makes them vulnerable to the current measles outbreaks, wept.
Redfield said that we must "eliminate measles again," as well as to prevent future outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
Health authorities have shown no cases among the 66 people that the death was not registered hospitalized.
In 1994, the number of measles cases was 963, this figure may exceed this year they were only four months of 2019 and a & # 39 is a highly contagious disease that spreads through the air.
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