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Measles

CDC, HHS Issue Statements on Measles Outbreak – ‘Deeply Troubling’ 

As the number of measles cases reported reaches the highest number since the highly contagious disease was eliminated in the United States in 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS) are speaking out about the need for people to use the safe and effective vaccine to end the outbreak.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Shakeithia Roberts holds her son, Jermaine Roberts , as pediatrician Amanda Porro M.D. administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on May 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that cases of measles …

Report: Measles Strikes Google Headquarters

One case of measles has struck Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, adding to the overall increase of measles outbreaks being reported since the beginning of 2019. So far, there have been more reports of measles in the first three months of 2019 than in all of 2018, despite the disease having been officially eradicated in the United States in 2000.

The Associated Press

Congo Adds Measles Outbreak to Ebola and Cholera Epidemics

The United Nations reported on Wednesday that a measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has killed at least a hundred children since the beginning of the year, adding to a medical and security crisis that already included Ebola, cholera, and factional violence that makes it difficult for doctors to treat any of the deadly diseases.

AFP/File KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

Measles Cases Confirmed in Georgia Following Northwest Outbreak

The Georgia Department of Public Health (GPH) has confirmed three cases of measles in the metro Atlanta area. Two were identified on January 13 and one on January 26. All three cases were for individuals who were members of the same family and were not vaccinated, according to GPH.

A medical worker holds a measles-rubella (MR) vaccine at a health station in Banda Aceh in Aceh province on September 19, 2018.

Measles Outbreak Reported in Missouri

Measles is a highly contagious virus, inflicting high fevers, cough, runny nose, and eye inflammation. Still, its most characteristic symptom is the rash that spreads from the hairline down across the entirety of the body.

This Electron Micrograph Reveals Both A Paramyxovirus Measles Virus, And Virions Of The Polyomavirus, Simian Virus Sv40 Smaller Circles. The Envelope Of The Measles Virus Has Broken, Exposing The Nucleocapsid Filaments. Interest In Sv40 Has Increased In The Last Several Years Because The Virus Was Found In Certain Forms Of …

Minnesota Health Dept. Wants $5 Million to Fight Measles, Tuberculosis, Syphilis

Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger said, “Significant threats to public health are becoming more frequent and costly,” referencing measles, tuberculosis, and even the Zika virus and syphilis, according to a statement released by the MDH on Wednesday as reported by Hometownsource.com.

Somali Refugees Jim MoneAP

Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Grows to 41 Cases

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported on Thursday that the number of measles cases diagnosed in the state has jumped to 41, an increase of seven reported cases over the last 24 hours.

Measles Outbreak Minn. Amy ForlitiAP