North Carolina health officials are keeping an eye on the measles as it hovers nearby. The latest count by the Centers for Disease Control shows 880 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 24 states, including nearby Tennessee and Georgia. The CDC says this is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. State and local health officials have been spreading the “get vaccinated” message with a focus on children. But what about adults? BPR’s Helen Chickering checked in with a local health expert.
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