The more than 500 confirmed cases of measles in the United States in the first half of 2014 has eclipsed the total cases reported for any year going back to 1997. In fact there haven’t been this many cases of measles in the U.S. by this time of year since 1994. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can live in the air hours after an infected person has left. In fact, if one infected person comes in contact with 10 susceptible people, all 10 are likely to become infected.
The VEC offers resources for learning more about measles and the MMR vaccine: