Measles outbreak--Southwestern Utah, 1996

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1997 Aug 22;46(33):766-9.


During April 9-July 7, 1996, a total of 107 confirmed measles cases were reported from Washington County, Utah--one of five counties in the Utah Southwest Health District (USHD). Fourteen cases associated with this outbreak were reported from other counties in Utah and from Arizona, California, and Nevada. This report summarizes the epidemiologic investigation of the outbreak in Washington County (1995 population: 65,885) and demonstrates the potential for measles to spread in a school-aged population despite a high coverage rate for at least one dose of measles vaccine.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Measles / epidemiology*
  • Measles Vaccine
  • Schools
  • Utah / epidemiology
  • Vaccination


  • Measles Vaccine