CDC: 2019 Measles Cases 2nd Highest Since 2000
US MEASLES CASES IN 2019 ALREADY AT SECOND HIGHEST SINCE THE DISEASE WAS ELIMINATED IN 2000
Kansas City, MO (KSHB) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of measles cases in 2019 is already the second-greatest number of cases reported in the u-s since the disease was eliminated in 2000.
Measles is highly contagious.
A total of 387 individual cases have been confirmed in 15 states from January 1 to March 28, 2019.
Typical measles symptoms include high fever, rash, stuffy nose and reddened eyes.
The CDC says symptoms usually disappear without treatment within two or three weeks.
A severe case of the measles can lead to death.
The CDC says one dose of the measles vaccine, known as the MM vaccine is about 93% effective at preventing measles if you come in contact with the virus.
Two doses are about 97% effective.