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News on the Latest Measles Outbreaks of 2020

Breaking News – an unvaccinated toddler with measles exposed travelers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. (see below).

There is no doubt that 2019 was a bad year for measles.

We hit several records in 2019 for measles cases - what will 2020 bring?
We hit several records in 2019 for measles cases – what will 2020 bring?

Let’s hope for better things in 2020…

Measles Outbreaks in 2020

In mid-November, there are 13 confirmed cases of measles in 7 states, including:

  • a Northeastern University student exposed others to measles in Boston (Jan 3 to 6)
  • a student at Florida College in Temple Terrace who had traveled to South America, which led to the quarantine of unvaccinated students and the cancellation of a parents weekend and exposures on Jan 13 to 15
  • a case in Northern Virginia, with exposures in Dulles, Arlington, Dunn Loring, and Falls Church (Jan 26 to 29)
  • five cases in Los Angeles County, California after four County residents were exposed to an unimmunized international traveler, with exposures in LA, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Norwalk, Torrance, and Bel Air (Jan 26 to Feb 1)
  • a young resident in Solano County, California
  • a child in King County, Washington who traveled through Sea-Tac Airport on Nov. 5
  • an unvaccinated 13-month old returning from an international trip who traveled through Chicago O’Hare International Airport, exposing others on Nov 4

We broke several records for measles in 2019.

What kind of year will this be? Of course, less travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic has kept measles cases low in the United States, but unless folks get vaccinated and protected, they will rise as travel restrictions ease.

Get vaccinated and protected so that you don't get caught up in a measles outbreak.
Get vaccinated and protected so that you don’t get caught up in a measles outbreak.

Even more importantly, are you vaccinated and protected with two doses of MMR?

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