Measles is making a comeback with 300 new cases nationwide

By: Zach Priest

The last major outbreak of measles was in 2014 when about 600 cases were confirmed. The CDC says this outbreak is on track to surpass 600 cases.  

Measles is making a come back with 387 confirmed cases across 15 states between January 1st and March 28, 2019. 

The CDC states the outbreaks are directly correlated to parents who are not vaccinating their children, which has become increasingly popular in the last few years.

The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) eradicated the virus in 2000 but 19 years later is on the rise once again.   

The CDC defines an outbreak as three or more confirmed cases in the same area. They have confirmed 6 major outbreaks across 4 states which include: New York, Washington, New Jersey, and California.