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Get Vaccinated and Prevent Measles

Since measles is still common in many countries, unvaccinated travelers bring measles to the U.S. and it can spread. Protect yourself, you family, and your community with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, especially before traveling internationally.

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Date Released: 8/26/2015
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Running Time: 16:37 minutes
Date Released: 4/17/2013

TEDMED at CDC: Measles—Making a Disease Disappear

At TEDMED@CDC Live Conference, Dr. Melinda Wharton explains how scientists, public health officials, healthcare providers, and individual families made decisions and took actions that led to measles disappearing from the United States.

TED stands for “Technology, Entertainment and Design.” TEDMED is where the world’s most creative minds meet healthcare’s most innovative science to stimulate inspiration, innovation and imagination.

Suspect Measles and Act Fast video.

CDC Commentary: Suspect Measles and Act Fastexternal icon

A record number of measles cases is being reported, but these infections are often misdiagnosed because clinicians aren’t familiar with the signs and symptoms.
Running Time: 5:34 minutes
Date Released: 7/28/2014

Measles Clinical Features video

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CDC’s Dr. Raymond Strikas, MD, describes clinical features of measles infection. Includes images of children with measles infection.
Running Time: 3:15 minutes
Date Released: 6/9/2014

CDC Commentary: Measles: What You Might Not Know

CDC Commentary: Measles: What You Might Not Knowexternal icon

Recognizing, diagnosing, and preventing measles.
Running Time: 5:20 minutes
Date Released: 4/25/2011


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Measles and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It

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Suspect Measles and Act Fast video

Measles: Make Sure Your Child Is Fully Immunized

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Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations, including before traveling abroad.


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Dangerous Imports (August 2008)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (3:43) or Short version (0:59)
This podcast discusses vaccination, the safest, most effective method to prevent measles.


Measles Can Travel (February 2008)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (4:01) or Short version (0:59)
This podcast discusses a travel-related measles outbreak and steps that can be take to prevent future outbreaks.



El sarampión puede viajar (Measles Can Travel) (November 2008)
Listen to this podcast (1:21)
En Estados Unidos, el sarampión no constituye una preocupación de salud de primer orden, porque la mayoría de las personas han sido vacunadas contra la enfermedad. Sin embargo, todavía se registran brotes de esta enfermedad infantil. En agosto del 2007 se diagnosticó sarampión en siete personas después de un evento deportivo internacional para niños celebrado en Estados Unidos. Prácticamente todos los brotes de sarampión en Estados Unidos se originan en personas que contraen la enfermedad en otro país, traen la enfermedad a Estados Unidos, y contagian a otras personas. Este fue el caso del brote más reciente. Este podcast habla de este brote y de los pasos que pueden tomarse para evitar brotes futuros.


For measles infographics and other digital images, see Measles Web Graphics.

Page last reviewed: February 5, 2018