Measles cases surge in California and across the U.S. Did anti-vaxxers contribute?

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Measles is back, and with a vengeance.

The United States is among the countries with measles outbreaks. Through Nov. 7, more than 1,260 cases have been reported in 31 states — the highest number in the past 25 years.

In 2018, worldwide measles killed 140,000 people, mostly children younger than 5, according to a new report from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention on behalf of the Measles & Rubella Initiative.

This includes 72 cases in California, according to the California Department of Public Health. The last large outbreak in the state involved 131 Californians and occurred from 2014-2015 and was associated with Disneyland.

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