7th measles case confirmed in Georgia

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Georgia reported another Measles case in the state this week in the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years.

The Department of Public Health has confirmed a case in an unvaccinated metro Atlanta resident who recently traveled overseas. It's now notifying people who may have been exposed to the virus.

This is the seventh confirmed case of measles in Georgia this year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, as of June 1, more than 1,000 measles cases had been reported in the U.S. since the start of the year, up from fewer than 100 cases a year a decade ago.

The CDC recommends everyone over a year old should get the vaccine, except for people who had the disease as children. Those who have had measles are immune.

The vaccine, which became available in the 1960s, is considered safe and highly effective - paving the way for measles to be declared all but eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. But it has had a resurgence several times, including 667 cases in 2014.

The Associated Press contributed to this report