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In a May 25, 2011 article at Boston.com, an article reads, “Measles continues to spread in the state, with two new cases confirmed on Monday.” According to the article the number of confirmed cases of measles is rising in the state of Massachusetts.
The article reads, “Measles continues to spread in the state, with two new cases confirmed on Monday. One involved a 23-month-old boy from Boston who had received his first measles vaccination last year, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. The other was a teen-age boy from outside the city who was treated at a Boston health care facility.”
These 2 new cases brings the state total to 17 this year. A significant increase considering in each of the previous four years, Massachusetts has had just one to three cases. But, the increase is not just taking place in Massachusetts. The surge has been occurring nationwide as well, with federal health officials announcing yesterday that measles cases have been on their fastest pace since 1996. Some 118 infections have been reported so far this year in 23 states, compared with 50 in a typical year.
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