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What you need to know about measles as the virus spreads across the country

What you need to know about measles as the virus spreads across the country

(CNN)Measles, the highly contagious and previously eliminated viral illness, has been spreading in communities across the United States in recent weeks, with Washington declaring a state of emergency last week and New York reporting in 2018 its second largest outbreak over the past two decades.

As the cases increase in these communities, we sit down with Dr. Julia S. Sammons, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and medical director of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to talk about some of the most common questions about the illness.

How do you catch measles?

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