What you need to know about measles in 9 simple infographics

1. Measles still exists in many parts of the world.

Measlesmap

Map of measles outbreak, 2008-2015; Source: Council on Foreign Relations

2. … And while we might not often see it anymore, with modern travel, measles is just a plane ride away.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3. When it arrives in our community, anyone who is not immunized could be at risk of getting sick.

Source: ECDC

Source: ECDC

4. It’s easy to spot (pun intended).

Source: GMA News

Source: GMA News

5. But it’s no joke.

Source: The Immunization Partnership

Source: The Immunization Partnership

6. The best way to prevent measles is by getting vaccinated.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7. The vaccine is safe …

You have a greater chance of being struck by lightning than having a severe reaction to the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. Source: VacciNews.net

You have a greater chance of being struck by lightning than having a severe reaction to the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. Source: VacciNews.net

8. … and effective.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9. Talk to your doctor about whether you and your family are up to date with your vaccinations. 

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