CDC tracking at least 465 measles cases in 19 states - a near record

The outbreak is so troubling in New York that health officials are warning that certain schools that allow unvaccinated students could face fines or even closure.
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Next this Monday night, to your health, and to the disturbing new headlines about the measles outbreak spreading across America. And some are taking action right here in New York City. Here's ABC's erielle reshef tonight. Reporter: Tonight, that alarming surge in cases of the measles. The number spiking by 78 in just the last week. CDC's very concerned. There are some large outbreaks going on that have lasted for several months now. Reporter: The outbreak so troubling, in New York, health officials now warning certain schools that allow unvaccinated students they could face fines or even closure. The CDC tracking 465 cases in 19 states this year, a near record since the disease was virtually eradicated nearly 20 years ago. Most of those sickened were not vaccinated. Doctors and community leaders tonight concerned. The anti-vaxxer movement across the country is very it has found its way through social media and confused parents and confused people about the importance of vaccinate. Reporter: David, doctors say people with the measles may be con stay use even before they know they're infected. The measles can spread up to four days before and four days after that classic rash appears. David? All right, erielle, thank

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