Primary Care Perspectives: Episode 15 - Measles by Children's Hosp of Phila published on 2017-06-22T13:19:51Z In 2000, measles was eliminated from the United States due to the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine. However, outbreaks have been occurring across many states. Dr. Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR, FAAP, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of Research for the Vaccine Education Center, explains the reasons for the resurgence of this highly contagious infection. She also talks about the effectiveness and safety of the MMR vaccine and other prevention measures to help stop the spread of measles. Published June 2017. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients. ©2017 by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, all rights reserved.