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Big measles outbreak worries federal health officials

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This year the country has experienced eight measles outbreaks and 159 individual cases. The average number of individuals infected during a single year is 60. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the statistics today. This year serves as a reminder that the disease, which was eradicated from the U.S. in 2000, can still easily be contracted abroad and spread at home.