Measles--United States, 1995

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1996 Apr 19;45(15):305-7.

Abstract

As of March 20, 1996, local and state health departments had reported a provisional total of 301 confirmed measles cases to CDC for 1995. This represents the lowest number of cases ever reported in 1 year since measles first became notifiable in 1912 and a 69% decrease from the 963 cases reported tor 1994. This report summarizes the epidemiologic characteristics of measles cases reported in the United States in 1995, and documents important epidemiologic trends, including a shift in age distribution and the continued occurrence of international importations.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Measles / epidemiology*
  • Measles / prevention & control
  • Measles Vaccine
  • Travel
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data

Substances

  • Measles Vaccine