News & Perspective

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
Boy with measles

CDC: 41 new measles cases in US, 880 total

The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.

Apr 22, 2019

Apr 22, 2019
MMR vaccine

US measles total grows by 71 cases, nears record

Cases have now reached 626 and could soon top the ignomious post-elimination record of 667, reached in 2014.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
Infant vaccination

Americas region first to achieve measles elimination

After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.

Apr 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015
Rubella vaccination

Americas declared first region to eliminate rubella

Officials announce that the Americas are the world's first region to officially eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome.

Feb 10, 2015

Feb 10, 2015
Measles virus

California, Chicago report more measles; PAHO issues alert

Officials confirm 4 new cases in California—107 total—and 1 in Chicago.

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