Listen: United States, CDC And Dr Peter O'connor discussed on The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal
"Of this disease getting in Monja, and you can get into Steph elitest, which is swelling of the brain from it. And you can also be fatal in about one thousand cases that is Dr Peter O'Connor a pediatrician and the disease. He's talking about is measles. It was largely a radically to the US twenty years ago. And there were only nine hundred eleven cases in the first ten years of the century. And today the CDC says we're halfway to that number in just the first four months of this year. I talked with ABC news correspondent Ryan burrow about what's going on up to five hundred and fifty five so far this year last year, we only had three hundred seventy two. So we've obviously surpassed that the record post two thousand one initially the CDC thought that we had completely white to the threat of measles out of the United States. We're not far from the record which was set in two thousand fourteen at six. Six hundred sixty seven was for the full year. We're at five hundred fifty five right now. So the spread has continued. We've seen it pop up in states like Michigan New York and yes, California's well, so what's behind this dramatic rise. According to the health people, I've talked to there are a couple of factors number one. It is spreading internationally, and what the World Health Organization is determined is where we're at right now. The outbreak is three hundred times or I should say three hundred percent rather what it was last year at this time. So"