Measles Returns From The Brink

Jun 9, 2014

Credit James Gathany/CDC

The year is not even half over, and there are already nearly as many measles cases in Oregon (five) as all of last year. 

Which is a problem, when you consider that public health officials considered the disease "eliminated" 14 years ago. 

For a dead disease, 280-plus cases across the country (60 so far in California) this year is a lot. 

We visit with the Communicable Disease section of the Oregon Health Authority for details on the disease and the reasons it is returning.