Measles Outbreak 2014-15
The United States is currently experiencing a large, multi-state outbreak of measles linked to an amusement park in California. The outbreak started in December 2014 and has spread to at least half a dozen other states. CDC urges healthcare professionals to consider measles when evaluating patients with febrile rash and ask about a patient's vaccine status, recent travel history, and contact with individuals who have febrile rash illness.
While there is currently no health emergency here, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has been monitoring the latest information about the 2014-15 Measles Outbreak. We will continue to monitor the situation and update these pages as new information becomes available.