U.S. recorded 25 new cases of measles last week

Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 14:57

July 22 (Reuters) - The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, bringing the total number of cases in the year to 1,148 as the country recorded its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded a 2.2% increase in cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease from the previous week in 30 states as of July 18. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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