Number of Measles cases nationwide hit more than 1,000

The Measles is spreading rapidly.

So far this–year more than 1,000 people have gotten the the Measles–1,001, to be exact.

That’s the latest from the Department of Health and Human Services, as of Wednesday.

It’s the highest number of cases in a single year since the Measles was eliminated nationwide in 2000.

And the disease is spreading across the country–with more than half of states reporting cases.

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention says the only way to stop the outbreak is for people, who are able, to get vaccinated.