PHILADELPHIA—The City continues to respond to the ongoing measles outbreak in Philadelphia.
Today, the Health Department reports no new confirmed cases of measles, for a total of 9 confirmed cases of measles (8 Philadelphia cases, one non-Philadelphia case).
While 93 percent of Philadelphia children are vaccinated against measles, it remains a dangerous virus. The Health Department strongly encourages everyone who is unvaccinated to seek out a vaccine.
The Health Department is posting regular updates on the City’s website. Check for the latest.
As it has been 14 consecutive days since any new cases of measles have been announced, the Health Department will be discontinuing regular updates on the measles outbreak. Should a new case associated with this outbreak be identified, the Health Department will issue a new press release with information on any additional exposures. Measles outbreaks are considered over after two incubation periods with no new cases. The incubation period for measles is 21 days. After 42 days with no new associated cases, the Health Department will declare the outbreak to be ended.