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The CDC reports a surge in measles cases in the first quarter of 2024, posing a renewed threat to its elimination status in the U.S., attributed to decreased vaccination rates.

From January to March 2024, the U.S. saw a 30% increase in measles cases compared to total cases since 2020, marking a significant rise from the average five cases in previous first quarters. The CDC emphasizes the importance of widespread vaccination, noting that most cases occurred in unvaccinated individuals or those with unknown vaccination status.