Measles is an infection caused by a virus in childhood. In the past, you could almost always prevent measles with a vaccine. it is also known as Rubeola, can be serious and even fatal to young children. While mortality has fallen dramatically around the world, more and more children are vaccinated against measles, but this disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most of them under the age of five.
Due to the high immunization coverage in general, measles has not been generalized in the United States for more than 10 years. Between 2000 and 2010, about 60 cases of measles were reported in the United States, but in recent years the average number of cases has risen to 205 per year. Most of these cases come from outside the country and apply to people who were not vaccinated or did not know if they had been vaccinated or not.