The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that in 2018, 107 D.C. residents and people from multiple U.S. states have had the virus as of July 14. (REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON) More than 100 people and residents of almost two dozen states have contracted measles so far this year, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday. States that have had had measles cases this year include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. The outbreak is being monitored by the agency, Fox 59 reported, explaining that the better part of patients with the virus weren't vaccinated. The virus can be spread easily. "Measles virus can live for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed," according to the CDC.
Aug-16-2018, 00:03:22 GMT