US measles cases are up in 2024. What’s driving the increase?

[ad_1] Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts’ concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. One of the world’s most contagious diseases, measles can lead to potentially serious complications. The best defense, according to experts? Get vaccinated. Here’s what to know about the year — so far — in measles. Nationwide, … Read more

Measles infections are on the rise, with more cases so far in 2024 than all of last year

[ad_1] Measles infections are on the rise, with more cases so far in 2024 than all of last year – CBS News Watch CBS News There have been more measles cases reported so far in 2024 than all of 2023, with more than 60 confirmed or suspected cases currently recorded. Chicago has 12 confirmed cases, … Read more

Chicago dealing with measles outbreak

[ad_1] Chicago dealing with measles outbreak – CBS News Watch CBS News Chicago is the latest city to be hit with a measles outbreak. There are 12 confirmed cases so far, including 10 connected to the city’s largest migrant center. Sabrina Franza reports on the city’s efforts to stop the spread. Be the first to … Read more

U.S. measles milestone: 59 cases so far in 2024 — more than all of 2023

[ad_1] The U.S. has now tallied at least 59 confirmed or suspected measles cases investigated so far this year by authorities in 17 states — more than the number of cases reported nationwide in all of 2023. It comes as health officials are grappling with multiple major outbreaks of the highly contagious virus around the … Read more

A CDC team joins the response to 7 measles cases in a Chicago shelter for migrants

[ad_1] CHICAGO — Seven people living at a Chicago shelter for migrants have tested positive for measles since last week, prompting the arrival of a team with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to guide city and state officials’ response to the infections, including vaccination efforts. Eight infections total have been reported in the … Read more

4 cases of measles now confirmed at Chicago migrant shelter, including CPS student

[ad_1] Measles cases follow longstanding concerns about disease at Chicago migrant shelters Measles cases follow longstanding concerns about disease at Chicago migrant shelters 02:54 CHICAGO (CBS) —  Four cases of measles have now been reported at the migrant shelter for new arrivals in Pilsen, the Chicago Department of Public Health confirmed Monday.  This marks a … Read more

U.S. measles cases rise to 41, as CDC tallies infections now in 16 states

[ad_1] At least 41 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. across 16 states so far this year, according to new weekly figures published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is up from 35 cases in 15 states reported to the CDC, as of Feb. 22. Michigan is the … Read more

An in-depth look at what’s causing the measles to makes a comeback in the U.S.

[ad_1] An in-depth look at what’s causing the measles to makes a comeback in the U.S. – CBS News Watch CBS News Despite being declared eliminated in 2000, measles cases are on the rise across the U.S., with 36 instances identified in 16 states since January. Florida emerged as a hotspot with nine cases, as … Read more

Doctors are warning of an alarming increase in measles cases across the U.S.

[ad_1] Doctors are warning of an alarming increase in measles cases across the U.S. – CBS News Watch CBS News Doctors say there has been an alarming increase in measles cases nationwide. One school in South Florida is struggling to contain an outbreak, and the state’s top doctor is defying more than 50 years of … Read more

Florida surgeon general defies CDC guidelines in measles outbreak

[ad_1] Florida surgeon general defies CDC guidelines in measles outbreak – CBS News Watch CBS News In response to a measles outbreak at a Florida elementary school, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has defied more than 50 years of established medical guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ladapo is leaving attendance decisions … Read more