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Measles

Measles, a vaccine-preventable infection (MMR), is one of the leading causes of death for young child around the world. Even in the United States, regular, small measles outbreaks still occur, mostly started by measles cases from travel outside the country.

Measles Timeline - History of Measles and MMR Vaccination
A review of the measles timeline, including a history of measles cases and MMR vaccination can help to understand why we are seeing more measles outbreaks this year.

Costs of a Measles Outbreak
Outbreaks of measles have been rising in recent years. While an MMR vaccine costs just over $50, learn why it costs millions of dollars to contain these outbreaks.

Measles - Measles Case Definition
In addition to understanding classic measles symptoms, it is important to know how the CDC measles case definition to help make sure that any measles cases are quickly identified and quarantined.

Measles - What You Need to Know About Measles
Despite having measles in their target for elimination, measles is unfortunately still a big killer around the world and their continue to be small outbreaks in the United States. Learn about the common symptoms of measles so you can recognize if your child gets sick with this highly contagious infection.

Measles Symptoms
Learning about measles symptoms is important, both so you don't worry about measles every time your child has a fever and a rash, which happens commonly, and so that you can recognize a case of measles if it does happen.

Measles Treatment - Treatments for Kids with Measles
Although there is no specific measles treatment, most parents aren't used to their child having a high fever (up to 103 to 105 degrees) for 5 to 7 days, so it is important to know what to do, make sure your child is comfortable, but not expose other children while your child has measles.

International Measles Outbreaks
Although measles isn't endemic in the United States, we still see measles outbreaks after measles exposures from foreign travel, especially among clusters of children with vaccine exemptions.

Measles Outbreaks and Measles Exposures
Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.

Measles Picture
Review a picture of the characteristic red blotchy measles rash on a child with measles.

CDC - Measles
Information and advice about measles from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the importance of vaccination with the MMR vaccine, advice for travelers, and the latest measles outbreaks.

Measles Vaccination
New measles vaccination recommendations now include that younger children should get their MMR vaccine early if they are going to travel out of the United States. Also learn which adults may need a measles vaccine because of rising measles cases and the current measles vaccination alert.

WHO | Measles
A measles fact sheet from the World Health Organization, including measles signs and symptoms, treatment and prevention tips, and the global health response to reduce mortality from measles, which is one of the leading causes of death among young children worldwide.

Avoiding Measles - Is your Child At Risk During a Measles Outbreak?
The rise in measles cases and increasing numbers of outbreaks likely has some parents wondering about the risk factors for measles and how their kids can avoid measles during an outbreak.

Measles Outbreaks 2011
Learn about the 2011 measles outbreaks, which reached record levels - the most cases in 15 years.

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