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The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to nearly 700 – the highest annual figure recorded since 2000, when the disease was declared eliminated in the country. Many of these cases can be traced to ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York.
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Sarah Maslin Nir, Tyler Pager and Donald G. McNeil Jr. contributed to reporting.
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