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More measles outbreaks are causing concern

30 states are now reporting cases of measles

More measles outbreaks are causing concern

LA CROSSE, Wis. - As families try to squeeze in those last vacations before the end of summer the Centers for Disease Control is now concerned about larger outbreaks abroad and how it could impact the U-S.

Just this year there have been more than 11-hundred cases of measles confirmed in 30 states.
So far there are no confirmed cases in Wisconsin or Minnesota, but that could change.

"So yes it could easily happen within our own communities if you have the right situation, the right person who got exposed coming back into the community. We know that we have unvaccinated and under vaccinated communities here in the state but you would have that anywhere across the U.S. so that doesn't make Wisconsin unique," according to Gundersen Health System Infection Preventionist  Megan Meller.

Both Iowa and Illinois have reported measles cases among other states. 
More than 75% of the cases this year are linked to outbreaks in New York and New York City.
Measles is more likely to spread and cause outbreaks in U.S. communities where groups of people are unvaccinated.

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