Measles outbreak spreads to half of US: 4 things to know

Maine is now the 25th state to report a measles case in 2019, reports The Hill.

Four things to know:

1. Health officials confirmed the measles infection May 20, which marks Maine's first case since 2017.

2. The infection occurred in a school-age child who was vaccinated and has since recovered from the illness.

3. State CDC officials said Maine has one of the lowest vaccination rates among kindergarten-age students, which puts the state at higher risk of a measles outbreak.

4. As of May 17, the CDC has confirmed a record 880 measles cases nationwide.

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