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Research Letter
October 3, 2017

Incidence of Measles in the United States, 2001-2015

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Viral Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA. 2017;318(13):1279-1281. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.9984

Through nationwide use of vaccination, endemic measles (ie, a transmission chain lasting 12 months or longer) was eliminated in the United States in 2000.1 Yet, importations of measles from endemic countries continue to occur, leading to outbreaks.2 We describe the incidence of measles among US residents and examine temporal trends after elimination.

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