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How many cases of measles will be recorded in the United States for the year 2020?


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), As of April 24, 2019, 695 cases of measles had been recorded in the US from 22 states so far this year. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated from this country in 2000.

The World Health Organization reported this month that there has been a 300% increase in the number of measles cases worldwide compared with the first 3 months of 2018.

In the United States, there were 86 cases of measles recorded nationwide in 2016. In 2017 there were 120, and 372 cases were recorded by the CDC in 2018.

This question asks: For the full year 2020, how many US cases of measles will be recorded by the CDC?

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