The measles vaccine was introduced into the U.S. in 1963. The disease was declared eradicated by the CDC in 2000
KINDERGARTEN VACCINATION COVERAGE
Percentage of children enrolled in kindergarten opting out of measles vaccination for non-medical reasons
How the measles virus compares with other contagious viruses. The reproduction rate or R0, calculates the number of people likely to be infected by one person who has a disease.
HOW THE VIRUS SPREADS THROUGH THE BODY’S CELLS
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Michigan Center for Public Health; WHO; Transmission Dynamics and Control of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Nature; Understanding the Dynamics of Ebola Epidemics, National Institute of Health