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Following Measles Outbreaks, Scientists Grow Wary of Renewed Threat

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Measles, a highly contagious and preventable disease, is resurging in parts of the United States due to the growing anti-vaccine movement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recorded more cases this year than in the previous year. The agency recently advised healthcare providers to ensure that unvaccinated patients, especially those traveling internationally, are up to date on their immunizations. The number of cases is expected to continue increasing due to a rise in measles globally and spring travel to regions with outbreaks. The majority of cases in the U.S. are linked to unvaccinated travelers. Measles is extremely contagious and can spread rapidly through communities and public spaces. Efforts are being made to contain outbreaks, such as a recent case at a migrant shelter in Chicago.