NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged all New Yorkers to get a measles vaccination.

An outbreak of the highly contagious disease has continued to spread across the country.

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There have been 129 cases in 13 states, according to the Centers For Disease Control.

New York has seen its highest number of cases in nearly 20 years with 29.

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Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Anne Snuchat, called the disease ‘highly contagious’.

“Thirty-four of the 129 cases reported so far in the U.S. were importations involving both U.S. residents that travelled abroad and foreign visitors who came here,” she explained.

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