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November 1988

From the MMWRMorbidity and Mortality Report Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(11):1627-1628. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670110007001

Current Trends Measles—United States, 1987  In 1987, a provisional total of 3655 measles cases was reported to CDC, a 42% decrease from the 6282 cases reported in 1986.1 The 1987 incidence rate was 1.5 cases/100,000 population, compared with 2.7 cases/100,000 population in 1986.Detailed information was provided to CDC's Division of Immunization, Center for Prevention Services, on 3652 cases. Of these, 3312 (90.7%) met the standard clinical case definition for measles,* and 1106 (30.3%) were serologically confirmed. The usual seasonal pattern was observed, with the peak number of cases occurring from February through May (weeks 4-24).Three fourths (2759) of the cases were reported from New York City (469 cases) and seven states: California (809), Texas (452), New Mexico (318), Illinois (213), Missouri (190), New Hampshire (162), and Wisconsin (146). Incidence rates were greater than 3.0/100,000 population in New York City (6.5) and eight states: New Mexico (21.5), New Hampshire (15.8), Montana (15.5), Delaware

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