CDC: New Hampshire among 12 states in measles outbreak

CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) A measles case is now officially being reported in New Hampshire, one of 12 states with the virus according to the latest release from the CDC.

The New Hampshire case, first reported on March 1, involved an international traveler that took a bus from Boston's South Station to Manchester on Tuesday, February 26.

At least 228 cases of measles have been reported since January 1 in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of cases is inching closer to the 372 cases in all of 2018, which was the second highest annual total for cases of the disease in more than two decades.

New Hampshire now joins the other states on the list including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

The disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000 but is common in many other countries, which is how the current outbreaks started.