Epidemiology of measles--United States, 1998

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1999 Sep 3;48(34):749-53.

Abstract

During 1998, a provisional total of 100 confirmed measles cases was reported to CDC by state and local health departments, representing a record low number of cases and 28% fewer than the 138 cases reported in 1997. This report describes the epidemiology of measles during 1998, which suggests that measles is no longer an indigenous disease in the United States.

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Humans
  • Measles / epidemiology*
  • Measles / prevention & control
  • Measles / transmission
  • Travel*
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vaccination