Ohio Department of Health Confirms First Measles Case Since 2017
Nationwide, cases have spiked to more than 1,000 this year
Health officials are reporting Ohio's first confirmed case of measles since 2017 amid a resurgence of the highly contagious disease around the U.S.
The Ohio Department of Health says the case involves a young adult from Stark County who recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases.
Nationwide, cases have spiked to more than 1,000 this year, the highest annual total since 1992. That includes some people who caught the virus while traveling internationally. Some triggered U.S. outbreaks, mostly among unvaccinated people.
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