Measles Cases Are Rising. Here Are the States Where It ’s Becoming More Common

Measles incidence in the United States has been extremely low since the disease was declared eliminated there in 2000. But in recent years, transmission rates have doubled, according to a new research letter published in JAMA, and the researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say it’s likely due to people not being vaccinated. From 2001 to 2015, 2,012 cases of measles were reported in the United States, and 1,789 of them were among U.S. residents. Cases were reported in 46 states, and Ohio, California, New York and Washington all reported at least 100. 70% of the people who got measles were unvaccinated, and the vaccination status was unknown for another 18%. Incidence rates were highest among babies ages 6 to 15 months, but people of all ages were affected. The overall annual incidence rate of measles in the United States, at less than one case per 1 million people, is still very low, and far lower than the worldwide numbers: 40 cases per 1 million people. But in the 15 years analyzed in the study, the incidence rate doubled, from 0.28 per million in 2001 to 0.56 per million in 2015. Although the number of measles cases fluctuated annually, the researchers noted a trend among the numbers: 10 of the 13 outbreaks with 20 or more cases occurred after 2010. The worst year in the study was 2014, in which 658 cases were reported among U.S. residents, and the incidence rate jumped to more than 2 cases per 1 million people. People who catch measle...
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Abstract This letter addresses the issues adjoining the article by Bernadou et al. Measles outbreak linked to insufficient vaccination coverage in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, France, October 2017 to July 2018. Euro Surveill. 2018;23(30):pii = 1800373. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.30.1800373. The decreased vaccination rates against measles are decreasing herd immunity to this agent, posing a risk for patients with Patient Immune Deficiency as the measles antibody titre decreases in products used to provide prophylactic cover against this illness. PMID: 30497836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The measles news continues: an outbreak in New Jersey, continuing outbreaks in Europe, and a mother of a child with cancer pleads with people to get the measles vaccine.
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AbstractMeasles outbreaks were recently reported in Europe due to low immunization rates. In this scenario, identifying the reasons of no vaccination is crucial to set up strategies to improve immunization rate. A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the determinants of missed vaccination in children living in Southern Italy, during the 2016 outbreak. A standardized face-to-face questionnaire was used to record demographic data, immunization status, and reasons for missed vaccination. A total of 1141 children (median age 86  months, male 47.2%) was enrolled, 77.8% of the children were adequately vaccinat...
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