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Community Health and Population Focused Nursing C228 SZT Task 2 August 1, 2014 Measles p. 2 Measles, also known as Rubeola is a highly contagious acute viral illness. It is caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family. In 1953, 549,000 measles cases were reported in the United Stated, along with 495 measles deaths, annually. Although 549,000 cases were reported, it is estimated that 3-4 million people or most every American was infected with this virus during their lifetime. After the implementation and licensure of the live measles vaccine in 1963 the number of cases significantly dropped by 1988 in the U.S... However, in 1989-1991, the number of cases began to rise. 55,000 cases were reported with 495 deaths reported from measles. This increase was blamed on preschool aged children who had not been vaccinated with one dose of vaccine. Outbreaks were also reported in children who had been given one dose of vaccine. In 1989, it was recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians to implement a second dose of vaccine to children in all grades by 2001. With this second dose required of school age children, the United States declared endemic measles eliminated. (xxxxx, 2014) Measles is currently on the rise in the U.S. for the first time since the U.S. declared it eliminated. From January to May 2014 there have been 288 confirmed cases of measles. This increase has been traced to the fact that in many countries measles is still a common illness. In 2014 the Philippines has had a large ongoing p. 3 outbreak of measles. Travel from the Philippines to the

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