Health Alert

Health Alert - Measles Outbreak

From January 1 to May 3, 2019, 764 cases of measles were reported from at least 22 states. This is already the greatest number of cases in one calendar year since measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. Please refer to the attached fact sheets or contact your physician if you have questions. CDC has a recent article for parents about measles that you can link to from your consumer-friendly websites:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/measles.html  & https://www.cdc.gov/features/measles/

Source:  Safranek, T.J., Hendrickson, B.  May 3, 2019.  Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  Health Alert Network Advisory Measles outbreaks in the United States.