Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak

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Symptoms of the virus show up in 10 to 14 days and last seven to 10 days. "CDC works with local and state health departments throughout the year on any number of infectious diseases, including measles cases", a CDC press officer told ABC News.

Those 21 states include the District of Colombia, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

Signs suggestive of measles are very common and easily confused with other viral infections, making it challenging to diagnose.

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107 people were reported to have measles from January 1 to July 14. Of those, 338 were connected to a single large outbreak.

There were only 118 cases of measles in the U.S.in 2017 and 86 in 2016. Measles elimination is defined as the absence of continuous transmission for 12 months or more in a specific geographic area.

The CDC reports that measles often spreads after people who have been traveling return to the US. Numerous cases in the U.S.in 2014 were associated with cases brought in from the Philippines, which experienced a large measles outbreak. It can remain in the air for up to two hours after an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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107 D.C. residents and people from multiple USA states have contracted the viral infection as of July 14.

The was the highest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S.in the year 2000, thanks to a highly effective vaccination program.

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