C228 Task 2 Western Governors University. International Outbreak Measles. Description of Chosen International Outbreak Measles is a highly contagious virus, which was once considered eliminated in the United States in 2000. The disease remains common in some parts of the world such as Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Measles, which was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, has returned with a vengeance this year, with 1,250 individual cases confirmed in 31 states so far in 2019.