Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.
As of Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 626 individual cases of measles confirmed in 22 states. This includes illnesses reported by state health departments to the CDC through April 19 and therefore does not include cases reported since then.
Previously, the highest number of reported cases since elimination was 667 in 2014.
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