In 2000, the United States claimed victory against childhood diseases, eliminating measles and making other diseases extremely rare. Now, measles and other dangerous diseases are re-emerging in large part due to declining vaccination rates.
From Jan. 1 to March 7, 2019, 228 cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In March, Rockland County, N.Y., declared a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak. Measles is highly contagious and can become deadly.
The rise of measles and other dangerous diseases is a global health crisis, and nurses and health professionals are on the frontlines. We have put together these shareable resources to help our members and allies educate themselves and their communities about this public health crisis.
- Download our fact sheet,
- Read and share our blog, 5 Things to Know about Immunizations
- Download these graphics and share them on social media (right-click to save full-size image):