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Measles -- United States, Weeks 1-4, 1983

From January 2 to January 29, 1983, (reporting weeks 1-4), 21 measles cases were reported to CDC--an average of 5.3 cases per week. This total is 38% below the 34 cases reported during the same period of 1982. Only 16 (0.5%) of the nation's 3,139* counties reported measles to CDC during this period.

Of the 21 cases, five were importations, which were confirmed serologically and/or linked epidemiologically. Two cases were attributed to spread from these importations.

During week 2, ending January 15, 1983, no measles morbidity was reported. This is the first time ever that zero measles morbidity has been reported in any given week. Reported by Div of Immunization, Center for Prevention Svcs, CDC.

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