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Public Health Surveillance and Infectious Disease


Measles cases are on the rise in the United States.  

A total of 45 cases of measles in 16 states and New York City have been reported to the CDC as of last week. In all of 2023, there were 58 measles cases in the U.S.

No cases have been identified in Nebraska since 2017, but Nebraska State Epidemiologist, Dr. Matthew Donahue, says parents still have questions.

“We recognize that people seeing the news of the increase in measles cases across the country may have questions about how to protect themselves or their children," said Dr. Matthew Donahue, Nebraska State Epidemiologist. “The best way to protect against measles is getting two doses of the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella. We encourage Nebraskans to review their vaccine records and medical records to ensure they are protected and reach out to their healthcare provider if they have questions."

If you think you have been exposed to a measles case and have symptoms call your healthcare provider or nearest emergency room and tell them that you have been exposed to measles and have symptoms.

For more information about measles, go to , , or contact your local health department 


NE DHHS Press Release March 14, 2024

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