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Most measles cases in Washington since 1996

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - There have been 27 measles cases reported so far this year in Washington.

The state Health Department says that's more than the past five years combined and the highest number since 1996.

The department says the increase in the state is part of a national trend linked to travelers bringing the disease to communities where people aren't vaccinated.

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