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HEALTH STATUS - Measles, Mumps, Pertussis
and Rubella

Fluctuating Incidence of Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, and Rubella (MMPR): The rates of MMPR fluctuate yearly in Hawai'i, primarily because the total number of cases for each is very small.

Hawai`i vs. United States: Hawai'i's rate of measles and mumps is often above the U.S. rate. However, in recent years, Hawai'i's rate and the U.S. rate have been very close in range.

Prevention of Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, and Rubella: Disability and death from MMPR can be largely prevented by following the recommended schedule of immunizations for children and adults. This schedule includes two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and five doses of the DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine.1

Maintaining high levels of immunity in our community through high vaccine coverage levels is essential to limit spread from imported cases and to prevent these diseases from again becoming endemic.

Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, and Tetanus Cases: There have been no reported cases of diphtheria or poliomyelitis in Hawai'i since 1987, and one reported case of tetanus in 2002.


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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summary of Notifiable Diseases.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summary of Notifiable Diseases.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summary of Notifiable Diseases.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summary of Notifiable Diseases.