Measles Resurgence Sparks Public Health Concern in  the United States 

Measles, a highly contagious disease, is experiencing a resurgence in the United States, with outbreaks reported in states like Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington 

The American Academy of Pediatrics confirms multiple cases, signaling a concerning return of the disease two decades after it was considered eliminated  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports an increase in measles cases, with 48 cases in 2023, primarily among unvaccinated individuals 

Outbreaks are often initiated by unvaccinated or undervaccinated U.S. residents contracting the infection abroad and transmitting it to susceptible communities 

Declining vaccination rates, influenced by pandemic-related disruptions and misinformation, contribute to the  global and U.S. rise in  measles cases 

The CDC alerts clinicians about the growing risk of measles cases and outbreaks, emphasizing the need for heightened awareness 

Measles importations into  the U.S. reflect a global surge in transmission, highlighting the expanding  threat posed by the disease 

The resurgence underscores the vital importance of maintaining high vaccination rates to curb the spread of this highly contagious and preventable disease