Washington state continued to make nonpolitical news headlines this week as the number of measles cases continued to rise–it’s currently at 38. Other states such as Georgia, Hawaii, and Oregon are now confirming cases as well, and the presence of this highly-contagious disease in these other states is starting to prompt warning calls nationwide from the CDC. After all, the disease had been eliminated in the US in the year 2000. But now, it’s back – and with a vengeance. Last year, 349 people were infected with measles; 2019 could be worse.

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