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Measles accelerates to second-highest level in US in 25 years and over 100,000 global cases

With 555 total cases, 2019 now has the second-highest number of measles cases in the United States in 25 years — and the year isn’t even half over. “I’m obviously very concerned about the size and also acceleration of the current outbreak,” said Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and… Read More »

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in decades, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database. A similar analysis was first conducted by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a non-profit gun… Read More »