Measles in the United States – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent report from the CDC has shown the highest number of reported measles cases in the US in 15 years.
Fauci: This past year in 2011, there was a total of 222 cases, which involved 17 outbreaks in 31 states.
Narrator: Dr. Anthony Fauci at the NIH points out, they were mostly imported cases.
Fauci: Namely, people who come into the country who are unvaccinated and were infected and people who live in the United States who go traveling come back and bring it back and then they themselves expose other people who are unvaccinated.
Narrator: For more about measles, including incidence rates, visit www.cdc.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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