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Measles 2018 Yearly Summary and Report Archive

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The number of measles cases reported in 2018 was notably higher than that seen during the previous 8 years. There were 2 outbreaks involving 11 cases. Contact investigations were conducted for the 19 people who spent time in Florida while infectious with measles and involved at total of 2,945 potentially exposed contacts. Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles, and 100% of cases were never vaccinated.

This image contains a summary of the total number of measles cases reported from 2010 through 2018. In total for each year there have been: 1 in 2010, 8 in 2011, 0 in 2012, 7 in 2013, 0 in 2014, 5 in 2015, 5 in 2016, 3 in 2017 and 15 in 2018.

In 2018, 15 measles cases were reported in 4 counties. Fewer than 10 cases were reported each year from 2010 to 2017.

In 2018, a total of 15 Florida residents and 4 visitors with measles spent time in Florida while infectious.

This figure shows the number of outbreak-associated cases compared to total cases in 2018. In 2018, 11 of 15 cases were outbreak-associated.

Fifteen total cases were reported in 2018 and, of those, 11 cases were outbreak-associated. Heightened response during measles investigations helps to connect cases. There were two outbreaks in Sarasota and Pinellas counties reported in 2018.

This figure shows how many contacts were identified in each setting type for all the individuals with measles investigated in 2018. There were 6 main exposure settings: 1,520 contacts were identified in health care facilities, 606 contacts were identified in work settings, 439 contacts were identified in religious gathering settings, 269 contacts were identified in other public settings, 58 contacts were identified in airplane settings, and 53 contacts were identified in home settings

A total of 2,945 people who had possible exposure to the 15 Florida residents and 4 visitors with measles were identified. There were 6 main exposure settings, with the most contacts identified in health care facilities.

Contact investigations are conducted to determine the vaccination status of those potentially exposed to measles, identify new cases, and prevent further transmission.

100% of cases never vaccinated

Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles infections.

In 2018, all 15 cases were unvaccinated for measles.

Due to generally high vaccination rates, measles in Florida is rare but occurs every year and is most often associated with international travel.

Measles Surveillance Reports

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

2019 Measles Surveillance Summaries

No summary was created for missing months

2018 Measles Surveillance Summaries

No summary was created for missing months

No reports for 2017

Florida Annual Morbidity Statistics Report

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