According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 222 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with measles in 2011 - the highest number in 15 years. So far in 2012, more than 20 people have been reported to have measles. Most of these people were not vaccinated or did not know their vaccination status. Measles is brought into the United States by unvaccinated U.S. residents and foreign travelers who become infected when they are in other countries.
Mary Glode, MD, FAAP, a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, comes on the Healthy Children Radio show to discuss the measles outbreaks and what parents can do to protect their children.
Segment 1: Measles on the Rise: Is Your Child at Risk?