Which Measles Records Will We Break This Year?

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Which Measles Records Will We Break This Year?

Unfortunately, as measles cases rise, we keep breaking new records.

The Rockland County, New York measles outbreak, which has been going on since September 2018, has the record for being the longest outbreak since the endemic spread of measles was eliminated in the United States.

What other records will we break?

What other records are there?

  • 37 cases – the record low for the number of measles cases in a year, set in 2004
  • 667 cases – the recent record high set in 2014 and the most cases since 1994, when there were 963 cases.
  • 383 cases – the largest single outbreak since the endemic spread of measles was eliminated, set in Ohio in 2014

So, it’s late-May and there are over 965 cases and ongoing outbreaks in Rockland County and Brooklyn and many other places…

We are on course to break all of the measles records this year.
Very soon, there will already be more measles cases this year than any other since 1992, passing the old record set in 1994.

I’m thinking that we are on track to break all of the records!

Well, except for the record low one…

Will we ever get there again?

We just broke the 1994 record for the most cases in recent history!

The Brooklyn outbreak, with 550 cases, has already become the largest single outbreak since the endemic spread of measles was eliminated.

Vaccines are safe, with few risks, and necessary. Get vaccinated and help stop the outbreaks.

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