CHN Health Matters

Measles outbreak can still happen


Measles is a viral illness that has all but been eradicated in the United States thanks to an effective immunization program. Measles has become a news topic recently because of a recent outbreak linked to Disneyland in California. 

As of Jan. 30, there had been 102 cases reported this year in the United States from this outbreak with no deaths. In Wisconsin there had been no cases. Measles remains a concern because it is still prevalent in other countries and is responsible for many deaths in other parts of the world.