Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testified on the measles outbreaks in the U.S. at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
From January 1 to February 21, 2019, 159 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states.
The states that have reported cases to CDC are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.
Anti-vaccine advocates yelled at the two doctors and members of the committee at the end of the hearing.
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