Digital and Social Media Resources on Global Measles and Rubella

Videos

March 10, 2021

CDC Global Experts Work Towards a World Free from Measles. CDC global measles experts share why they care about global measles elimination and how their work saves children’s lives worldwide.

March 10, 2021

Eliminating Measles Worldwide. Measles can have serious complications: pneumonia, diarrhea, or even death. As part of the Measles and Rubella Initiative, CDC uses science to save lives by preventing or fighting measles outbreaks globally.

March 10, 2021

Stopping Global Measles Outbreaks. Measles is one of the most contagious viruses known to humans and easily crosses borders. CDC global measles experts describe efforts to prevent worldwide measles outbreaks through vaccination, especially during other challenges such as COVID-19.

March 01, 2021

Rubella: CDC Experts Work to Eliminate the Threat Worldwide Rubella is one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable birth defects worldwide. Dr. Susan Reef, CDC and leading global rubella elimination expert, describes efforts to protect pregnant women and their babies through vaccination.

Fact Sheets and Publications

Thumbnail screenshot of the Measles and Rubella Initiative Fact Sheet

Quick facts on the impact of measles and rubella worldwide, and how the Measles and Rubella Initiative works toward a world free of measles and rubella-related death and disease.

Infographics

Measles is highly contagious and spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people of all ages around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.

Measles is Highly Contagious

Measles is highly contagious and spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Page last reviewed: November 9, 2021
Content source: Global Immunization