NPR News Interviews Steve Cochi on the Rise of Measles Cases in the U.S.

As measles cases linked to Disneyland continue to rise, it’s important to pause and take stock of how this American situation is linked to global measles activity. While measles is a rarity in the United States, more than 144,00 people, mostly children and infants died from the disease in 2013. Many of the measles cases in California have the same measles virus strain as the one currently circulating in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan.

Read more on this from NPR, featuring Steve Cochi, Sr. Advisor, Global Immunization Division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and also a senior management team member with the Measles & Rubella Initiative.

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