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Measles cases and outbreaks : January 1 to February 20, 2015
  • Published Date:
    February 23, 2015
  • Language:
    English


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Viral Diseases.
  • Description:
    From January 1 to January 28, 2015, 84 people from 14 states were reported to have measles*. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. On January 23, 2015, CDC issued a Health Advisory to notify public health departments and healthcare facilities about this multi-state outbreak and to provide guidance for healthcare providers nationwide

    The United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.

    Includes chart: U.S. Measles Cases by Year, 2001-2015

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