US measles cases on track to surpass 2017 figures: 3 things to know

As of July 14, the measles has sickened 107 people across 21 states this year, according to the CDC.

Here are three things to know:

1. Measles cases were reported in the following states: 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 District of Columbia also reported measles cases.

2. In 2017, 118 people from 15 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles and the count for 2018 is projected to surpass the cases of 2017. 

3. Most people who contract measles are unvaccinated, according to the CDC. Outbreaks are also linked to Americans who travel internationally and bring back the disease to areas of the U.S. with low vaccination rates.

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