Measles Cases This Year Surpass Number of Cases in Last 25 Years

June 11, 2019

The number of measles cases so far this year surpasses the number of cases in the last 25 years, according to a CDC report. In 2019, 971 cases of measles have been reported in the US.

“This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year,” the report said.

“Measles is preventable and the way to end this outbreak is to ensure that all children and adults who can get vaccinated, do get vaccinated. Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe, they do not cause autism. The greater danger is the disease the vaccination prevents,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, M.D. “Your decision to vaccinate will protect your family’s health and your community’s well-being. CDC will continue working with public health responders across our nation to bring this outbreak to an end.”

Read the report.