Jefferson Exchange | June 9, 2014 | 8:30
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Mon June 9, 2014

Measles Returns From The Brink

Credit James Gathany/CDC
Dr. Paul Cieslak lays out concerns about measles cases getting more numerous.

The year is not even half over, and there are already nearly as many measles cases in Oregon (five) as all of last year. 

Which is a problem, when you consider that public health officials considered the disease "eliminated" 14 years ago. 

For a dead disease, 280-plus cases across the country (60 so far in California) this year is a lot. 

We visit with the Communicable Disease section of the Oregon Health Authority for details on the disease and the reasons it is returning.   
 

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