Measles outbreak spreads to Pittsburgh


The country-wide measles outbreak continues to spread. A new case was reported in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Officials are alerting residents they may have been exposed to the disease at two grocery stores.

Over 700 cases of measles has been reported across 22 states.

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Nearly 80 new cases alone in the last week.

New York State Senator David Carlucci (D) said, “We have got to get a handle on these outbreaks”

Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the CDC added, “You can anticipate that it won’t be surprising if unfortunately we do see a death.”

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Officials said the majority of cases are linked to communities with low vaccination rates and that three-quarters of those who caught the contagious disease are children or teenagers.

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