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In other developments, industry reps raised concerns about the impact on businesses, as Flordia's local case total continued to rise.
Officials announce that the Americas are the world's first region to officially eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome.
Recent cases don't change the nation's status but can threaten health security, the CDC said.
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