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CDC COCA Call: Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?

May 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United States. However, the number of measles cases so far in 2019 exceeds the number of annual cases during any entire year since the declaration was made. The number of case reports continues to climb. As of May 3, 2019, 764 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states. Of these cases, 569 (74%) were reported in children, with 101 (13%) in infants aged <12 months; and 672  (88%) cases have been associated with close-knit communities, primarily in New York. Despite a national measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage level of about 95%, one in 12 children in the United States is not receiving their first dose of MMR vaccine on time, underscoring considerable measles susceptibility across the country. The majority of measles importations into the United States are from unvaccinated U.S. residents who become infected while traveling abroad. Healthcare professionals should remain vigilant about measles.

During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn what makes 2019 a historic year for measles and what they can do to help identify cases and stop measles transmission.At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify the clinical presentation of measles.
  • Discuss current measles epidemiology in the United States.
  • List measles vaccine recommendations.
  • Describe measles guidance in health care settings.

TO JOIN THE WEBINAR (Webinar ID: 118 484 474)

  • A few minutes before the webinar begins, join at https://zoom.us/j/118484474
  • Or via iPhone one-tap: US: +16468769923,,118484474#  or +16699006833,,118484474#
  • Or via Telephone: Dial: US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

The closed captioned video for this COCA Call will be posted here soon after the live call.

Free continuing education (CE) is available for this COCA Call. Please see below for instructions on how to receive CE.


May 21, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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