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"In just the first three months of 2019, there have been more than 110,000 measles cases reported worldwide, a figure that is up almost 300 percent from the same period past year".

The number of people sickened by the highly contagious, occasionally deadly disease increased by 90 during the second week of April, with 20 states now having reported cases in 2019. The UN body said provisional data has indicated a a clear trend, with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks.

The number of people not vaccinating their children in Arizona continues to rise and this has our health officials concerned because it could put the state at risk of a measles outbreak next year.

The agency said actual numbers may be far greater, since only one in 10 cases globally are reported.

-Measles can spread when it reaches a community in the USA where groups of people are unvaccinated.

Many of this year's cases occurred as part of ongoing measles outbreaks in several USA cities, and most infected people were unvaccinated, according to the CDC.

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Increasing the coverage of vaccination maximizes protection, but 95 percent vaccination coverage is needed to prevent outbreaks, according to WHO. Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000 thanks to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.

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Both New York City and Rockland are struggling to contain a measles outbreak centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods while battling lawsuits over their efforts to require vaccinations.

Countries in the midst of measles outbreaks include Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Myanmar, Philippines, Sudan, Thailand and Ukraine.

Several Southern and Eastern European countries including Albania, Serbia and Montenegro have some of the world's highest measles rates - from around 300 to 470 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the WHO.

Turning the tide against measles will require "effective public-facing communication and engagement on the critical importance of vaccination, and the dangers of the diseases they prevent", World Health Organization said. In about 1 in 1,000 cases, the infection becomes life-threatening. The website also showed that the 555 confirmed cases of measles in 2019 is more than the number of confirmed cases in 2018 (372) and 2017 (120) combined, as well as more than the total from 2010 (63), 2011 (220), 2012 (55) and 2013 (187). The closing, which is the first for this outbreak, came less than a week after Mayor Bill De Blasio issued an emergency declaration that mandates measles vaccines for all children in four Brooklyn ZIP codes.

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