What was the incidence of measles between 2000 and 2007?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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From 2000 through 2007, an average of 63 cases were reported annually to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2004, 34 cases were reported; after that all-time low, however, the annual incidence began to increase, with most cases linked either directly or indirectly to international travel. Incomplete vaccination rates facilitate the spread once the virus is imported to the United States.

In 2005, 66 cases of measles were reported to the CDC. [20] Of these, 34 were linked with a single outbreak in Indiana associated with the return of an unvaccinated 17-year-old American traveling in Romania. In 2006, a total of 49 confirmed cases were reported in the United States.


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