NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The number of measles cases across the country is nearing levels that haven’t been seen in a generation.
The CDC now says there are 971 cases confirmed this year.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: With Thousands Of Appointments Now Available, Some Local Leaders Voice Concerns About Vaccine Hesitancy
Those numbers surpass a 25-year-old record. Experts are not sure when the outbreak will slow down. Authorities continue to argue that the health crisis is being fueled the growing anti-vaccination trend that physicians say is based on bad science.Adam Toledo Shooting Video Released By Chicago Civilian Office Of Police Accountability As Mayor, Community Leaders Urge Calm
The illnesses have been reported in at least 26 states however, the majority of the cases have been centered in the New York City.
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