What measles outbreaks have cost US

The cost of 11 recent U.S. measles outbreaks ranged from nearly $10,000 to $1 million, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Researchers conducted a literature review and found 10 studies, published between 2001 and 2018, that presented cost estimates from 11 measles outbreaks.

They found total costs per measles outbreak ranged from $9,862 to $1 million, with a median cost of $152,308. Cost per case ranged from $7,396 to $76,154, with a median cost of $32,805.

Researchers concluded that this information is valuable for public health department budgeting, and costs of measles outbreaks should be documented more broadly.

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