Measles Outbreak in the US

Measles was eliminated from the US 14 years ago, but is coming back with people suffering in several states. Infection with the measles can come from travelers or someone in the US who has been exposed and not vaccinated. Measles is an airborne disease that can cause loss of hearing, mental impairment or death in infants or toddlers in some cases. Since measles has been so rare, symptoms may go unrecognized. A summary of what to look for and information about how to protect children from measles are included in the article.

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