Measles Statistics and Surveillance
The highly contagious measles virus is often brought into the United States by travelers or people from other countries. Each imported measles case could start an outbreak, especially if undervaccinated groups are exposed. Surveillance and prompt investigation of cases and contacts help to stop the spread of disease. The links below provide information about measles surveillance and statistics.
- National Immunization Survey
Information from and about CDC’s large, on-going survey of immunization coverage.
- Documentation and Verification of Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Elimination in the Region of the Americas United States National Report, March 28, 2012 [1.4 MB, 62 pages] (posted Oct 2012)
- Summary and Conclusions of an External Expert Panel, December 2011 [98 KB, 6 pages] (posted Oct 2012)
- Surveillance Manual – Chapter 7: Measles
The Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases provides current guidelines for those directly involved in surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially personnel at the local health departments.
- Measles Surveillance Worksheet and Instructions
An appendix to the Manual of Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.
- Measles (Rubeola), 2013 Case Definition, National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
Information on the clinical case definition for measles, laboratory criteria for diagnosis, and epidemiologic case classifications.
- Measles Fast Stats
Statistics on recent measles case numbers and vaccination coverage.
- Notifiable Diseases/Deaths in Selected Cities Weekly Information
The most current volume of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report with links to information on cases of measles (and other diseases) reported each week.
- WHO Statistics on Measles
The World Health Organization's measles statistics information
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