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Measles—United States, First 26 Weeks, 1987

Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(5):493-494. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150050031023.
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Feb 5, 1988 (Vol. 37, No. 4)—FOR THE FIRST 26 weeks of 1987, a provisional total of 2,637 measles cases was reported to CDC by 37 states and 5.6% of the nation's 3,138 counties.* This total is 32.7% less than the 3,921 cases reported for the same period in 1986, 1 when 42 states and 9.0% of the counties reported cases. The overall incidence rate for the first half of 1987 was 1.1 cases per 100,000 population; the rate for the first half of 1986 was 1.7/100,000.

Seven states and New York City accounted for 2,148 (81.5%) of the cases reported for the first 26 weeks of 1987: California reported 647; New York City, 414; New Mexico, 303; Texas, 200; Missouri, 178; New Hampshire, 150; Wisconsin, 139; and Illinois, 117. Incidence rates greater than 3.0/100,000 occurred in New Mexico (22.8), Montana (15.6), New Hampshire (13.2), New York City (5.1), Delaware


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