Notes from the field: measles outbreak associated with a traveler returning from India - North Carolina, April-May 2013

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Sep 13;62(36):753.

Abstract

On April 14, 2013, public health officials in North Carolina were notified of suspected measles infections in two unvaccinated members of a family. Measles was confirmed by laboratory testing at the State Laboratory of Public Health on April 16, 2013. Investigators learned that a third unvaccinated member of the household had developed fever and rash 11 days earlier, after returning to the United States from a 3-month visit to India, but measles had not been suspected until household contacts sought evaluation for similar symptoms.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Contact Tracing
  • Disease Outbreaks* / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Infant
  • Measles / diagnosis
  • Measles / epidemiology*
  • Measles / prevention & control
  • Measles Vaccine / administration & dosage
  • Middle Aged
  • North Carolina / epidemiology
  • Religion
  • Rural Population
  • Travel*
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Measles Vaccine