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

  • CDC Update: As of June 27th, a total of 159 measles cases were reported by 23 jurisdictions. There have been 12 outbreaks (defined as 3 or more related cases) reported in 2024, and 66% of cases are outbreak-associated. For comparison, 4 outbreaks were reported during 2023, and 48% of cases were outbreak-associated. 
  • As of May 30th, the Chicago Department of Health announced that their migrant shelter measles outbreak ended after 42 data with no new cases.
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