Measles cases reported in 9 US states: see map, symptoms

Measles cases reported in 9 US states: see map, symptoms

As cold and flu season continues, multiple states across the United States are now reporting cases of measles, a highly contagious virus that primarily affects children.

This preventable disease was once common, but has been eradicated in the United States thanks to the widespread use of vaccines, with most current cases originating outside the country and occurring among unvaccinated people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an emergency warning on January 25, asking the public to remain vigilant after 23 cases were confirmed in several different states between December 1, 2023, and January 23, 2024. The number of cases remains low, but reports of New infections have continued to emerge in states across the United States, with some linked directly to international travelers.

See the map below for more information on where measles cases have been confirmed.

Measles cases by state

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CDC data on current measles cases is updated monthly. In a January 25 update, jurisdictions in Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania reported a total of 9 confirmed cases.

However, several state health departments have also shared information about cases, although some states have reported only one confirmed case at this time.

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