Combating Measles Resource Center

The December 2014 "Disneyland" nationwide measles outbreak and the 2013 outbreak in North Texas -- all primarily among unimmunized persons -- bring new attention to a disease once thought to be eliminated in the United States. TMA has collected the information below to help you and your patients combat this deadly disease.

Information and Advocacy Materials on 2014-2015 “Disneyland” Measles Outbreak

U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak 2014—2015 (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  

Health Advisory: U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak (CDC)

Measles: The Next Disneyland Could Be Texas (TMA Commentary)

American Academy of Pediatrics CEO Urges Public Officials to Cite Credible Science When Discussing Measles

2013-2014 Annual Report of Immunization Status (Texas Department of State Health Services) 

Texas District-by-District Immunization Exemption Data (DSHS) 

2013 Measles Outbreak Puts Texas in the Spotlight (TMA) 

Information to Share With or Post For Patients and Families:

Talk to Patients About: Measles

Measles: It Isn’t Just a Little Rash Infographic (CDC) 

Refusing Vaccines Can Lead to Outbreaks Infographic (Nova: Vaccines – Calling the Shots)

Vaccines – Calling the Shots Documentary (PBS – Nova) 

Actress Amanda Peet talks about vaccinating children (CNN interview)

Texas Immunization Requirements and Exemption Information for Schools and Child-Care Facilities (DSHS)

Is Measles Roaring Back? "You Don't Want to Get This." 


Information for Physicians

Clues for Diagnosing (especially for younger physicians who may never have seen a case of measles) (American Osteopathic Association):

Classic Illnesses: Telltale Signs Infographic (AOA) 

Immunization Action Coalition information for health care professionals: 

Measles Information for health care professionals (CDC) 

Infectious Disease Control – Measles (DSHS) 

Measles Identification, Prevention and Reporting Guidelines (City of Austin Health and Human Services Department)

TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize program - A TMA public health initiative. The program works with physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members to improve vaccination rates in Texas through education and hands-on immunization clinics. Be Wise — Immunize is made possible through a grant from TMA Foundation thanks to top donors — H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, and Permian Basin Youth Chavarim — along with gifts from physicians and their families.

Last Updated On

April 26, 2018