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Over 830 measles cases confirmed in USA in '19

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In a marked resurgence, at least 839 people were confirmed to be suffering from as of this month in the United States, as per the US (CDC).

This comes as Department of and Mental Hygiene declared a state of emergency, warning Brooklyn's residents of fines to the tune of USD 1,000 if they refuse to get vaccinated.

According to the authorities, 75 new cases were reported until May 10. Amongst these, 41 are from alone while 25 cases were confirmed in nearby Rockland County, reports

The highly contagious virus has made a resurgence in parts of US due to low levels of amongst a few communities in the nation. Even though no deaths due to have been reported yet, authorities believe that it's just a matter of time.

According to the Organisation, and are the most common severe complications arising out of

Virus-laced droplets can hover in still indoor air for up to two hours after someone infected has coughed or sneezed. Up to 90 per cent of people who are exposed will catch the virus if not immunised.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 02:28 IST