Measles outbreak slows: Health officials record just 14 new cases this week

Measles outbreak slows: Health officials record just 14 new cases this week - sparking hopes that the epidemic could be nipped in the bud If the caseload keeps growing until October 2019, the US will officially be one of the only developed nations with 'active' measles But officials are quietly hopeful that won't be the case The new CDC data, released today, shows just 14 new cases in the past week - fewer than we've seen in the last 10 months 

By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:51 BST, 8 July 2019 | Updated: 20:51 BST, 8 July 2019

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The measles outbreak that has swept the United States appears to be slowing, health officials declared on Monday. 

Just 14 new cases were recorded nationwide in the last week, and no new states reported cases. 

That is far fewer than previous months, when the caseload was climbing by at least a few dozen - if not over 100 - every week. 

If the outbreak continues for over a year (i.e. past October 2019), the US will officially become one of the few developed

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