Which Measles Records Will We Break This Year?

Don’t think that this year’s measles outbreaks will break any records?

Wanna bet?

Which Measles Records Will We Break This Year?

Unfortunately, we have already made one new record…

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 mid-April and we are nearly 500 cases and the ongoing outbreak in Brooklyn is already at 285 cases…

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?

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

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