• In 2013, there were 145 700 measles deaths globally – about 400 deaths every day or 16 deaths every hour. Measles is caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family and it is normally passed through direct contact and through the air. The measles  started in California's Disneyland and probably came from overseas, carried either by a foreign tourist or by an American coming back with the virus. It is originated from the United States. It spread by people coming in contact.

How It Spread:

It spread by someone having a virus at Disneyland and it spread through the people. The highly contagious virus is spread by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact or direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions.  It spread by people coming in contact and getting germs on each other or by touching things that have germs. It is highly contagious and can spread very easily.

What Does This Say?

It shows us that the measles is a serious virus and is highly contagious. It also tells us that we need to be careful where we go and who we come in contact with. There are easy ways to treat the measles like getting vaccines before you have it, but alot of people do't get vaccines right away. It is hard to get vaccines before you have the virus because it spreads so easily.


It affects the government because the government is the one who was to fix the problem and keep the virus under control so they have to work harder. The government has to make sure that we make vaccines. They also have to take care of the place that it came from to make sure that it doesn't spread any more. The government also has to tell people what to do to prevent getting the measles and how to treat it before it causes deaths.


It could affect the country because it causes people to get sick and even causes deaths. In 2013, there were 145 700 measles deaths globally – about 400 deaths every day or 16 deaths every hour. Most measles-related deaths are caused by complications associated with the disease. Complications are more common in children under the age of 5, or adults over the age of 20.