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Measles, United States -- Weeks 27-30, 1982

In the 4-week period July 4-July 31, 1982 (reporting weeks 27-30), 155 cases of measles were reported to CDC--an average of 39 cases per week, for a total 11% below the 174 cases reported during the same period of 1981. Only 29 (0.9%) of the nation's 3,144 counties reported measles to CDC during this period.

Of the 155 measles cases, 10 were imported from eight countries--England, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Ireland, Mexico, Phillipines, Republic of Korea, and Trinidad. To date, none of these importations has resulted in secondary spread.

During week 30, ending July 31, the only state reporting measles to the MMWR was California (23 cases). This is the first time only one state has reported measles in any given week. Reported by Immunization Div, Center for Prevention Svcs, CDC.

Editorial Note

Editorial Note: Forty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and New York City reported no measles cases during the week ending July 31, 1982. Although limited transmission may persist in a few areas, it appears that most of the country is free of indigenous measles. Despite the usual seasonal decrease, the first week with only one state reporting measles indicates continued progress in the national effort to eliminate indigenous measles.

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