Measles Cases in Alameda County and California

As of February 18, 2014, 14 confirmed cases of measles have been reported to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) with onsets since January 1, 2014. This is a higher number of cases than expected early in the year; from 2008-2013, 8 to 31 confirmed measles cases were reported annually. Most cases have involved contact with international visitors or unimmunized Californians who got measles after travelling in the Philippines, Europe, Asia, Africa, or India. It is more important than ever for children and adults to make sure that they are either immune or have been vaccinated. Alameda County Public Health Department has been actively involved in case and contact investigation and disease control activities.

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