Category: Measles Preparedness News
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 704 cases of measles were reported from 22 states from January 1 to April 26, 2019. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.
The number of measles cases in the U.S. is now the highest it has been since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, with most cases affecting unvaccinated populations.
From January 1 to April 11, 2019, 555 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 20 states. This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000. Measles has not yet been reported in North Carolina.