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TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There were just over a dozen measles cases reported last week in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
As of Thursday, there had been 1,109 reported cases in 28 states, an increase of 14 cases from the previous week.
That's a smaller number of new cases than has been typical this spring, but experts say it's too soon to declare victory in the current measles outbreak, CNN reported.
So far this year, there have been more cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since the measles virus was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.
""We're in a new normal now," Dr. Peter Hotez, dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, told CNN.
"We haven't seen measles epidemics in the United States for over 20 years," noted Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.
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