Spike in Measles Cases Across US


DECATUR- Measles is a disease many of us don't worry about anymore. But there's been a spike this year--one of the worst years for measles in more than a decade.

159 cases of measles across the United States. The reason.. Public health leaders say is that people aren't getting their children vaccinated for philosophical reasons.

There have been no confirmed cases in Macon County. The states of outbreak--Texas, New York and North Carolina.

Teri Luckenbill at Decatur Public Schools says kids are required to be vaccinated against measles at age one and again at school age.

She says kids need these immunizations by October 15th, or they'll be asked to leave school.   

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