ATLANTA, GA — Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that 2019 is on pace to be the worst year for measles since the disease was eradicated in 2000 by vaccinations. So far this year, 626 cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states, including Georgia, according to the latest information from the federal CDC.

That’s second only to 2014, when 667 cases of measles were reported nationwide for the week ending April 19, the health agency said. Confirmed measles cases increased by 71 from the previous week, the CDC said.

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