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MMWR Vol. 63 / Early Release

MMWR Vol. 63 / Early Release

MMWR Early Release
Vol. 63, Early Release
May 29, 2014
 Measles — United States, January 1–May 23, 2014

In this report

Measles — United States, January 1–May 23, 2014 
Paul A. Gastañaduy, MD, Susan B. Redd, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, 
MSN, et al.
MMWR 2014;63:1–4. 

Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness that can lead to serious 
complications and death. Although measles elimination was declared in the 
United States in 2000, importations of measles cases from endemic areas 
of the world continue to occur, leading to secondary measles cases and 
outbreaks in the United States, primarily among unvaccinated persons. 
To update national measles data in the United States, CDC evaluated cases 
reported by states from January 1 through May 23, 2014. A total of 288 
confirmed measles cases have been reported to CDC, surpassing the 
highest reported yearly total of measles cases since elimination.

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