According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of meals outbreaks are continuing to grow.
The CDC says from January 1 to August 15, 2019, 1,203 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 30 states, including Virginia. The numbers are up 21 cases from last week. Of theses cases, 124 people were hospitalized and 64 were reported having complications, including pneumonia and encephalitis.
The cause? Most cases are among people who were not vaccinated against measles, according to the CDC.
Other states with cases include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee and Washington.
Source: ABC-13 WSET