According to new numbers released by the CDC on Monday, there are now 101 confirmed cases in 10 states this year. In Washington State, where there are 55 confirmed cases of the highly contagious viral disease, a public health emergency was declared. The CDC says the majority of the patients were not vaccinated.
Symptoms include high fever, cough, red eyes and a bluish-white rash on the inner lining of the cheek. This is followed by a rash that spreads over the body. If left untreated, a potentially deadly inflammation of the brain could develop.
The ten states are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington State.
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