Measles Epidemic on the Rise

April 16, 2019, 2:45 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) – The number of measles cases in the United States is approaching a record.

More than 500 measles cases have been reported in 2019. This is the second highest number in 25 years according to the Centers For Disease Control. A large number of these cases are stemming from New York, where the local government is getting involved.

The World Health Organization reported there were more than 100-thousand measles cases worldwide for the first three months of 2019.

Omar Jimenez, has all the details of this health epidemic.