Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus. Measles can be dangerous, especially for infants and young children. Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, and red eyes, followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Use the resources below for more information.


Recent Updates

  • March 8th, a local health department in California confirmed one case of measles in a child. 
  • As of March 15th, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed a total of 12 cases of measles in 6 children and 6 adults. Ten cases are related to new arrivals at a local migrant shelter and two cases are unrelated. 
  • CDC Update: As of March 14th, 2024, a total of 58 cases of measles were reported by 17 jurisdictions: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York City, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington. 
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