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Christine Dumontet : Questions santé voyage et vaccination


Measles in USA

28 March 2019

Measles in USA

Measles in USA

27 March 2019

United States  


Measles outbreaks related to unvaccinated international travellers have been reported in 2019. As of 19 March New York city has reported 181 cases, and as of 26 March, New York State, Rockland County reported 153 cases.


Rockland county have declared a state of emergency relating to the ongoing outbreak.


Effective from midnight, 27 March, anyone who is under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until the declaration expires in 30 days or until they receive the MMR vaccination.


A smaller number of measles cases have been reported in Washington, Texas, Illinois, California and Michigan.


Siurce: CDC: Measles cases and outbreak