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US measles outbreak on dangerous trajectory; CDC urges vaccination

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The number of measles cases in the US has hit a 20-year high for the first five months of the year – jumping to 288 spreading across 18 states since 1 January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on 29 May, warning the nation is on a dangerous trajectory if the outbreak continues on its accelerated pattern.

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