Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
0 endemic cases (2021)

0 endemic cases

Desired Direction:

0 endemic cases of measles, rubella, CRS, or acute paralytic poliomyelitis occurred in 2018

Maintain the elimination of measles, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), and acute paralytic poliomyelitis

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


Thanks to vaccines, measles, rubella, and polio have officially been eliminated in the United States. But that could change due to imported cases of these diseases and low vaccination rates. None of these diseases have been eliminated globally, and there have been measles outbreaks and rubella cases in the United States in recent years. Efforts to increase vaccination rates are critical for maintaining elimination of these diseases.