The record number of measles cases in the U.S. continues to climb.
According to the Centers For Disease Control, since the start of the year, 839 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states through May 10th.
North Dakota is not one of those states.
It’s the greatest number of cases since measles was officially declared eliminated in 2000, and the most since 1994.
Nearly all the measles cases are in New York.
The states that have reported cases to the CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington.
The outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine, and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring.