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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Measles Outbreak

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Measles was declared eliminated (absence of continuous disease transmission for greater than 12 months) from the United States in 2000. This was thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, as well as better measles control in the Americas region. For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions about Measles in the U.S. 

Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on measles vaccine, including before traveling abroad. Learn more by visiting Measles: Make Sure Your Child is Fully Immunized

If you were vaccinated against measles before 1968, call 309-929-0276 to discuss your immunity status.


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