Parents on edge as CDC releases new measles numbers

The CDC is warning the measles virus could not just be dangerous but deadly to vulnerable groups, including young children and the elderly.
1:49 | 05/07/19

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The latest on the measles the CDC releasing new numbers. There are now 764 cases spread across 23 states with Pennsylvania now joining the list. And Adrienne Bankert is in California where there were three counties facing outbreaks. Reporter: Good morning. In Los Angeles, county health officials are saying there are eight confirmed measles cases here and we're at one location where people were shopping and eating and were exposed to contagious patients. Parents on edge as the CDC releases alarming new numbers on the measles outbreak. 764 people have contracted it this year alone, the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. Since 1994. One-third of which include children and infants under the age of 5. It's scary there's more and more outbreaks. Reporter: Rachel says her 5-year-old was immunized early and Mia, 5 months old, is too young to get it. My fear would prevent me going out and taking her places but I can't shut down our lives relationship the director of the CDC recommend babies get vaccinated before their first birthday. We are trying to reach out to 6 months old to 11 months old. Normally we would postpone it to 12 months. We would like to get those unvaccinated children in. Reporter: And you heard that warning from the CDC director in terms of vaccinating early especially if you're traveling internationally, you want to check where you're going and see if that country is under a measles outbreak, as well. Michael. So important, Adrienne. Thank you so much you so much.

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