Nevada’s 1 of 21 states on CDC’s measles outbreak list

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From January 1 to July 14, 2018, a total of 107 people from 21 states were reported to have measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The states on the list are as followed:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington and the District of Colombia 

Measles is still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. Travelers with measles continue to bring the disease into the U.S.

Two or three days after symptoms begin, the white spots may appear in the mouth, the CDC says. A red or reddish-brown body rash begins three to five days after symptoms appear. It usually begins at the hairline on the face and spreads downward. A person’s fever may spike as high as 104 degrees when the rash appears.

The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated, according to the CDC. Measles can spread when it reaches a community in the U.S. where groups of people are unvaccinated.

In 2017, 118 people from 15 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. In 2016, 86 people from 19 states were reported to have measles. 

In 2015, 188 people from 24 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. In 2014, the United States experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); this is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.

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