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What You Need to Know About Measles


 

This year the United States is experiencing a record number of measles cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
From January 1 to August 29, 2014, there have been 592 confirmed measles cases reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the highest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.

Cases have been reported in 21 states: Alabama, California, Conneticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington.

Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions about measles.

What is measles?
Measles FAQ
 


How serious is measles?
Measles Complications FAQ
 


How can I protect my children and myself against measles?
Measles Vaccination FAQ


 
Is it safe to travel in areas affected by measles?
Travel FAQ

 

Traveling Abroad? Protect Your Child from Measles Infographic

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