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Chicago officials say city's measles outbreak over after 6 weeks with no new cases

The Chicago Department of Public Health announced Thursday that the city's measles outbreak is over after six weeks with no new cases.
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The MMR vaccine for measles, mumps or rubella at Logan Square Health Center in Chicago in 2019.
May 19, 2024 at 2:20 PM

Possible measles exposure at LAX

Officials say a traveler who recently passed through terminal B at the Los Angeles airport was infected with measles and may have exposed others.
May 19, 2024 at 2:20 PM
VIDEO: Possible measles exposure at LAX
1 month ago

More than 150 people in this state exposed to measles, health officials say

Health officials in West Virginia said Friday more than 150 people were exposed to measles after a case was identified earlier this week.
1 month ago
Measles virus particle, illustration.
1 month ago

Children's museum total solar eclipse event may have led to measles exposure

Officials are warning that people who attended a total eclipse event at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis may have been exposed to measles.
1 month ago
Children's Museum of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sept. 30, 2012.
1 month ago

Possible measles exposure at eclipse event in Indianapolis

The Marion County Public Health Department said people may have been exposed to measles at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
1 month ago
The Marion County Public Health Department said people may have been exposed to measles at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
2 months ago

Measles cases continue to rise

At least 113 measles cases have been reported in 17 states so far this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Measles cases continue to rise
2 months ago

Measles outbreak puts elimination status at risk: CDC

A new CDC report published Thursday found that the U.S.'s measles elimination status is being threatened due to the most recent outbreak this year.
2 months ago
In this undated stock photo, a child is shown with red rash spots from measles.
2 months ago

CDC reports measles cases have already surpassed all of last year

Two more cases of measles have been reported in Chicago, while Indiana health officials are investigating a possible "mass exposure" of the virus at a local church.
2 months ago
VIDEO: CDC reports measles cases have already surpassed all of last year
2 months ago

CDC calls for vaccinations amid rise in measles cases

There have been 58 reported cases across 17 states and the agency is urging those who travel overseas to get vaccinated before their trips.
2 months ago
VIDEO: CDC calls for vaccinations amid rise in measles cases
2 months ago

US Measles cases growing

Plus, St. Patrick's Day festivities start a day early.
2 months ago
VIDEO: US Measles cases growing
2 months ago

Why measles cases are on the rise and how to keep your family safe

There have been at least 58 measles cases across 17 states so far in 2024, already matching the number of cases in the U.S. in 2023.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Why measles cases are on the rise and how to keep your family safe
2 months ago

Why do states across the US keep experiencing measles outbreaks?

Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000 but outbreaks keep popping up across the U.S. Experts explain to ABC News why this keeps happening.
2 months ago
In this undated stock photo, a child is shown with red rash spots from measles.
3 months ago

Measles cases on the rise in US

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos reports on what’s behind the increase in measles cases in the United States.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Measles cases on the rise in US
3 months ago

CDC sending team to major US city after its first measles cases since 2019

A CDC team is being deployed to Chicago to help health officials respond to the city's first measles cases since 2019, the city health department told ABC News.
3 months ago
A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Sept. 30, 2014.
3 months ago

2nd cases of measles at migrant shelter in Chicago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be helping with the response, according to city officials.
3 months ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be helping with the response, according to city officials.
3 months ago

Major US city reports its first measles cases since 2019

Chicago health officials reported the city's first cases of measles since 2019, one in a city resident and the other in a child at a new arrivals shelter.
3 months ago
Measles virus particle, illustration.
3 months ago

What to know about measles outbreak

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel on why the disease is on the rise and how you can protect yourself and your children.
3 months ago
VIDEO: What to know about measles outbreak
3 months ago

7th measles case confirmed in outbreak linked to elementary school in this state

The seventh case of measles linked to an outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Florida was confirmed by officials on Tuesday.
3 months ago
Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine holding in hand with injection syringe at the background.
3 months ago

Latest on measles outbreak in Florida

"GMA" looks at the growing concern over the increasing number of reported measles cases in South Florida where at least six children at one elementary school have been infected.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Latest on measles outbreak in Florida
3 months ago

Florida measles outbreak

The measles outbreak continues to grow in Florida schools, as state officials defy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Florida measles outbreak
3 months ago

6th case of measles linked to Florida elementary school outbreak

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks about an uptick of measles, a highly contagious virus, in a Florida elementary school.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 6th case of measles linked to Florida elementary school outbreak
3 months ago

Children's MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles

National MMR coverage has dropped 2% from the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year,
3 months ago
Lydia Fulton, LPN, administers the MMR vaccine to a child at Children's Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, April 28, 2017.
3 months ago

6th case of measles at elementary school in this state identified: Officials

A sixth case of measles linked to an outbreak at an elementary school in Weston, Florida, has been confirmed by officials.
3 months ago
Manatee Bay Elementary School is seen on Google Maps Street View, April 2023, in Weston, Fla.
3 months ago

New measles cases have parents on alert

Doctors say vaccination levels could leave more children vulnerable. ABC News’ Alison Kosik reports
3 months ago
VIDEO: New measles cases have parents on alert
3 months ago

New generation of doctors learning to spot measles

Measles was eliminated in 2000, so many new doctors may not have the experience to know what it looks like when an outbreak occurs.
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Measles was eliminated in 2000, so many new doctors may not have the experience to know what it looks like when an outbreak occurs.
3 months ago

Measles was once an easily recognized disease. Doctors are relearning how to spot it

Measles was once considered eliminated in the U.S. Now, doctors are having to learn how to rapidly detect and diagnose a disease they have never had to treat before.
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4 months ago

CDC warns health providers about the rise of measles cases

ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the recent measles outbreaks in the U.S. and shares what symptoms to look out for and the best ways to protect loved ones.
4 months ago
VIDEO:  CDC warns health providers about the rise of measles cases
4 months ago

Measles outbreaks are occurring across the US. Here's why doctors are concerned

Two decades after measles was considered eliminated, outbreaks are occurring in some pockets of the U.S. Here's why doctors are concerned.
4 months ago
A one-dose bottle of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, made by MERCK, is held up at the Salt Lake County Health Department on April 26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
4 months ago

Doctors' group offers free measles vaccines in Philadelphia to fight outbreak

A doctors' group is offering free measles vaccines for unvaccinated residents in Philadelphia to fight an outbreak that has infected eight people so far.
4 months ago
A vial of a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is seen in Mount Vernon, Ohio, May 17, 2019.
4 months ago

Downward trend in measles vaccination rates has health experts concerned

The national vaccination rate for kindergarten-aged children dropped from 95% in 2019-2020 to 93% in the 2022-23 school year.
4 months ago
The national vaccination rate for kindergarten-aged children dropped from 95% in 2019-2020 to 93% in the 2022-23 school year.
4 months ago

Health officials warn of measles exposure at airports

Health officials said an infected person passed through Dulles and Reagan airports this month.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Health officials warn of measles exposure at airports
5 months ago

8 confirmed measles cases reported in Philadelphia: What to know

The Philadelphia Department of Health said it's tracking a measles outbreak in the city, with eight confirmed cases as of Monday.
5 months ago
Measles virus particle, illustration.
6 months ago

Global measles cases rose 18% in 2022 amid low vaccination rates: Report

Domestic measles cases surged in 2019, with an estimated 1,274 people sick in at least 31 states -- the greatest number of cases reported since 1992, the CDC says.
6 months ago
In this April 26, 2019, file photo, a 10 pack and one dose bottles of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, made by MERCK, sits on a counter at the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1 year ago

CDC says infants traveling abroad should get extra measles vaccine

The CDC issued a Health Alert this week, warning Americans about rising measles cases linked to international travel.
1 year ago
The measles mumps and rubella vaccine or also called the MMR vaccine is pictured in this stock photo.
1 year ago

American Samoa declares health emergency over measles outbreak

American Samoa declared a public health emergency in response to a measles outbreak that's led to 32 confirmed and probable cases, all in children 13 years old and under.
1 year ago
Illustration of measles virus infection showing giant multinucleated cells seen during microscopy of biopsy specimens, known as Warthin-Finkeldey giant cells.
1 year ago

Measles outbreak that sickened 85 kids -- almost all unvaccinated -- is over in Ohio

The measles outbreak that infected 85 children in central Ohio has been declared over, according to health officials. Nearly all the cases were among unvaccinated kids.
1 year ago
Illustration of measles virus infection showing giant multinucleated cells seen during microscopy of biopsy specimens, known as Warthin-Finkeldey giant cells.
1 year ago

Concerns grow amid measles outbreak in Ohio

The spread is concerning as children seem to be impacted most.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Concerns grow amid measles outbreak in Ohio
1 year ago

Ohio measles outbreak reaches 63 cases

The central Ohio health system is fighting measles in addition to RSV.
1 year ago
In this May 9, 2019, file photo, the MMR virus vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) is shown at Logan Square Health Center in Chicago.
1 year ago

Heath officials report growing measles outbreak in Ohio

Heath officials have reported a growing measles outbreak in central Ohio, with at least 63 children being treated and more than two dozen hospitalized.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Heath officials report growing measles outbreak in Ohio
1 year ago

Ohio public health officials issue warning of spreading measles outbreak

At least 50 children, from infants to teens and all unvaccinated, have come down with the virus with 20 of them hospitalized.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Ohio public health officials issue warning of spreading measles outbreak
2 years ago

Measles is an 'imminent threat' around the world, CDC and WHO report finds

A new report from the CDC and the WHO says measles is an "imminent threat" globally after nearly 40 million children missed at least one dose of the vaccine in 2021.
2 years ago
MMR vaccine holding in hand with injection syringe at the background
2 years ago

What you need to know about measles after outbreak in Ohio sickens 19 children

Public health experts tell ABC News what people need to know about measles after an outbreak of the virus in Ohio sickened 19 children.
2 years ago
In this May 9, 2019, file photo, the MMR virus vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) is shown at Logan Square Health Center in Chicago.
2 years ago

Health orgs warn of 'perfect storm' for measles outbreaks

A "perfect storm" of circumstances brewing for largescale measles outbreaks affecting children, WHO and UNICEF warn, as worldwide cases rise
2 years ago
A child is examined by medical staff, in capital Kabul, Afghanistan, April 18, 2022.  More than 130 children have died from the measles in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year.
3 years ago

Risk of measles outbreaks growing as 22 million infants miss 1st vaccine: Officials

More than 22 million infants throughout the world didn't get their first measles vaccine dose last year.
3 years ago
Children waits for measles vaccine shots Sept. 2, 2018.
3 years ago

The high price of low vaccination rates: A single measles outbreak cost $3.4 million

Society bears the brunt of costs from anti-vax movement, study finds.
3 years ago
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, March 20, 2019.
4 years ago

College student diagnosed with measles visited restaurants, retail stores, airport

A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles Jan. 8.
4 years ago
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, March 20, 2019.
4 years ago

800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home

Nearly 800 Seattle students will be kept out of school on Wednesday, their first day back after winter break, because they aren't vaccinated against measles.
4 years ago
800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home
4 years ago

800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home

Nearly 800 Seattle students will be kept out of school today, their first day back after winter break, because they aren't vaccinated against measles.
4 years ago
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, March 20, 2019.
4 years ago

Parents get stern vaccinations warning in Seattle

The school district issued notices, saying children would not be allowed to attend class if they did not get the necessary shots.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Parents get stern vaccinations warning in Seattle
4 years ago

Samoa ends measles state of emergency

The government of Samoa ended the state of emergency it had declared in response to its measles outbreak that swept the small island nation of fewer than 200,000 people.
4 years ago
A nurse prepares vaccinations during a nationwide campaign against measles in the Samoan town of Le'auva'a, Dec. 2, 2019.