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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that the number of reported U.S. measles cases has reached 102. According to the CDC, most of the cases are among people who aren't vaccinated against the disease.
The 102 cases spanned across 14 states and were reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 30. Officials believe the current outbreak came to the U.S. from overseas travel.
The U.S. declared measles eradicated in 2000, and a majority of physicians believe the new outbreak is due to parents not vaccinating their children. The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine is almost 100 percent effective at preventing measles.
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