US and NYS Measles Outbreak Update
Guidance for Schools
CDC Info Regarding Other Outbreaks
Since March 27, there have been 214 confirmed cases of measles in Brooklyn and Queens since October. Most of these cases have involved members of an Orthodox Jewish community. The initial child with measles was not vaccinated and acquired measles on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak was occurring. Source: NYC Health Department Webpage
States that have reported measles cases to the CDC besides New York are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The six outbreaks (defined as three or more cases) reported so far this year in the United States include — along with Rockland County and New York City — the four states of California, Illinois, Texas, and Washington. The CDC advises anyone traveling internationally to be vaccinated against measles before leaving. The 314 measles cases and six outbreaks reported to the CDC through March 21, 2019, compared with 372 cases and 17 outbreaks reported in all of 2018. In 2000, the CDC declared that the disease had been eliminated in the United States.