Measles making a comeback in several states like Tennessee


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring a measles outbreak in 21 states, including here in Tennessee.

The C-D-C says 107 people have reported contracting the virus.

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The measles is airborne, and spreads through coughing and sneezing.

There were only 118 cases last year, and only 86 the year before that.

The last outbreak was in 20-15 when 188 people contracted the measles.

The outbreak is linked to an amusement park in California, where it’s thought a traveler from overseas brought it to the U.S.