Digital and Social Media Resources on Global Measles and Rubella

Spread the word about global measles and rubella, along with the importance of vaccination in preventing death and disease by using our social media, infographics, videos, publications, and other digital media resources.


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.
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.
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.
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.


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 11, 2020
Content source: Global Immunization