10 Facts You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak
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Measles Is Serious
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), for every 1,000 children who get measles in a developed country, like the U.S., 1 to 3 will die from it. On average, 1 out of 4 people with the disease is hospitalized. Measles is a respiratory illness and can cause pneumonia, ear infections, brain inflammation, deafness, and in some cases, death.