January 2015

History of Vaccines Blog


Measles, Disneyland, and a Renegade Pediatrician in the New York Times

January 27, 2015

Child with measles, 1920sI've been closely following, as I'm sure most of you have, the scores of recent measles cases originating from exposures at Disneyland. I wrote about this the other day (and included some information about a lesser-known measles outbreak in a small South Dakota town). Since then, reported cases of measles have climbed.

Final Measles Number in for 2014

January 14, 2015

The CDC just announced its final 2014 measles case numbers. They have reported 644 cases for 2014, the highest number of measles cases in any year since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. The graph below shows measles cases since 2001 up to November 29, 2014.