Resources for the General Public

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases there is. If one person has it, 9 out of 10 people close to that person who aren’t immune (protected), will also get measles. And it can be dangerous — severe cases of measles can lead to brain damage and even death. The resources on this page should help you understand more about measles and the importance of protecting yourself from getting it.

These resources were developed specifically for Alaska by the Division of Public Health:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has excellent resources about measles:

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks about protecting yourself against measles:


 Video: Protecting yourself against measles


If you have questions about measles that aren’t answered here or are looking for more resources, you can visit the CDC measles webpage.