Thirty-three new measles cases were recorded in the US last week, most of them in New York, federal health officials said on Monday. The new cases brought the number of confirmed cases this year to 1,077, the worst US outbreak of the virus since 1992.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease rose 3% in the week ended 20 June from the prior week. The 2019 outbreak has spread to 28 states. In 1992, 2,126 cases were recorded.