US measles outbreak now worst since 1994 after 60 new cases reported

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The disease was eliminated in 2000, but public health officials blame the resurgence on misinformation about vaccines

The US recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000, federal health officials said on Monday.

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