More Measles Cases In 2024 Than All Of 2023

There have already been more measles cases reported in the U.S. first three months of 2024 than were reported in all of 2023, reported The Blaze.

Data posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 64 measles cases had been reported as of March 21. Just 58 cases were reported in all of 2023.

“As of March 21, 2024, a total of 64 measles cases were reported by 17 jurisdictions: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York City, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington,” the CDC reported.

In 2019, the number of measles cases number was much higher. “From January 1 to December 31, 2019, 1,274 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 31 states,” the CDC stated. “This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992.”

The CDC claims the measles vaccine is highly effective, but the disease is extremely contagious.

“Measles (rubeola) is highly contagious; one person infected with measles can infect 9 out of 10 unvaccinated individuals with whom they come in close contact,” the CDC stated.

“Measles is almost entirely preventable through vaccination. MMR vaccines are safe and highly effective, with two doses being 97% effective against measles (one dose is 93% effective). When more than 95% of people in a community are vaccinated (coverage >95%) most people are protected through community immunity (herd immunity),” the agency noted.

“From January 1 to March 14, 2024,” the CDC was “notified of 58 confirmed U.S. cases of measles across 17 jurisdictions” and of those, “54 (93%) were linked to international travel. Most cases reported in 2024 have been among children aged 12 months and older who had not received measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.”

It should come as no surprise that there have been measles cases connected to a Chicago migrant shelter.

A Chicago Department of Public Health press release stated, “Due to increasing measles cases among young children at the Halsted Street shelter in Pilsen who recently received a single dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, the City of Chicago announced Monday that everyone at the Halsted shelter should receive a second measles vaccine dose 28 days after the first dose.”

It stands to reason that the Biden administration’s open border policy is contributing to the uptick in measles cases. After all, nobody knows with certainty who or what is crossing the southern border into the U.S.