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    Default U.S. Risks Losing Measles Elimination Status By October, CDC Warns

    Nina Golgowski

    “We’re embarrassed. We’re chagrined,” one infectious disease expert said of the potential loss of status, 19 years after the disease was declared eliminated.
    In a potential major blow to public health, the United States is at risk of losing its measles elimination status by October as the number of cases, particularly in New York, continues to rise, health officials said.
    At last count, there have been 1,215 measles cases confirmed in 30 states so far this year. That’s three times more than the number of cases confirmed in all of 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week.

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    Is it possible that the vaccine is becoming ineffective, just as the whooping cough vaccine lost its efficacy? I've seen frequent accusations of failure to vaccinate when the opposite was the case: all children had been vaccinated against measles.
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