The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issues a dire warning about the amount of people infected with measles so far in 2019.
The number of confirmed cases jumped to 981 Monday, marking the highest level since 1992.
The CDC says the 981 cases have been reported in 26 states and an additional 41 cases were added in just the past week alone. Washington state as well as parts of New York are among the hardest hit areas.
According to the CDC, for every 1,000 kids who contract measles, one or two will die. There have been no recorded deaths so far this year. CDC officials urge vaccinated people to get two MMR shots in order to protect themselves against measles.