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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. The number of children sickened by measles in 2019 hit the highest caseload in 23 years, according to new data published by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a study published on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, WHO and CDC said were nearly 870,000 cases of measles last year and that the number of deaths - about 207,500 - increased by almost 50% since 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

UN: 870K measles cases in 2019, highest number in 23 years

Nov. 12, 2020 1:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The number of children sickened by measles in 2019 was the highest in 23 years, according to new data published by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a study published on Thursday, WHO and CDC said there were nearly 870,000 cases of...

Measles case confirmed, possible Sea-Tac Airport exposure

Nov. 11, 2020 8:56 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — King County health officials say they’ve confirmed a new measles case in a child, with possible exposures at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Public Health — Seattle & King County officials said Wednesday that the highly-contagious infection likely happened while...

Children’s vaccinations in Washington drop during pandemic

Oct. 5, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Fewer children are getting scheduled vaccinations for diseases such as measles in Washington state since March, when it became clear the novel coronavirus was spreading across the globe. The number of children 18 and younger being vaccinated in Washington dropped by 31% in August compared...