Man unaware he had measles unknowingly infected 38 people in 2 weeks

He traveled by car from New York, where officials are giving out free vaccines in Rockland County, to Michigan, health officials said.
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Transcript for Man unaware he had measles unknowingly infected 38 people in 2 weeks
Next, to your health tonight, and new corn over the measles outbreak in this the CDC revealing nearly 100 new cases in just a week. And now, one community imposing a $2,000 fine for failing to be immunized. Here's ABC's erielle reshef. Reporter: Facing the worst measles outbreak in decades, tonight, communities across the country taking drastic measures to stop the spread. Rockland county, New York, where they've given out free vaccines, now threatening a $2,000 daily fine for anyone infected or exposed to measles who enters a public area. Despite our best efforts, this outbreak is not going away. If anything, it is now accelerating, much as we feared. Reporter: The CDC reporting 90 new cases of measles in just a week. From Georgia to Oregon, at least 555 people sickened this year across 20 states. If measles comes into a community with low vaccination coverage, it will spread. Reporter: The virus so contagious, health officials say one man unaware he had measles traveled by car from New York to Michigan, where he unknowingly infected at least 38 people in just two weeks. And public health officials stress these measles outbreaks are primarily impacting unvaccinated children. David, doctors say the vaccine is safe and it's 97% effective. All right, erielle reshe, who has been covering this for some time for us, thank you.

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