Measles cases near 1,000 in the United States

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Measles cases are still on the rise in the United States. 

The Centers for Disease Control shared in its latest count that 880 cases have been reported as now. 24 states are reporting cases, most of the cases are in New York.

Measles is highly contagious but can be prevented with the MMR vaccine. Officials have attributed rising numbers to misinformation about vaccines.

The CDC says when taken in the recommended two doses, the MMR vaccine is 97 percent effective at preventing measles.

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