Measles Outbreak 2014-15

Overview

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.

This page provides resources and recommended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health agencies.

Measles Information for Health Care Professionals

CDC Measles Health Advisory

Measles Vaccination

Transmission of Measles

Measles Signs and Symptoms

Complications of Measles

Measles Fact Sheet for Parents

Measles History

Frequently Asked Questions about Measles in the US

Measles References and Resources

Measles CDC Travel Health Notices

California Department of Public Health Measles Investigation Quicksheet