http://speakersnetwork.com/forms/Measles.pdfSince 2000, when measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the annual number of cases has ranged from a low of 37 in 2004 to a high of 667 in 2014. Measles cases so far in 2019 have surpassed the highest number on record, currently at 681 cases, across 22 states. Most cases have been among people who have not been vaccinated against measles. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness spread by air through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a red blotchy rash all over the body. Measles can be very dangerous, especially for babies and children. Physicians should be aware of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of measles so that they may educate patients and treat potential cases … read more …