COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The measles outbreak in Ohio has grown to 341 cases in nine counties, with eight hospitalizations reported. State health officials say it is the largest measles outbreak in the U.S. since 1994. Health officials say the Ohio outbreak started among Knox County Amish who had traveled to the Philippines, which has had a measles epidemic.


The other affected areas are Highland, Crawford, Ashland, Coshocton, Holmes, Richland, Stark and Wayne counties.