The Resurgence of Measles, Mumps, and Pertussis

Michelle M. Papachrisanthou, Renée L. Davis

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Although vaccines are one of the greatest scientific innovations to prevent disease and promote well-being, 1 in 10 children is not being vaccinated. This has directly contributed to the rise in vaccine-preventable diseases. Because of the high contagiousness of measles, mumps, and pertussis, innovative efforts are paramount to prevent disease outbreaks in the United States and worldwide. This article reviews measles, mumps, and pertussis; explains the resurgence of these vaccine-preventable diseases; and offers evidence-based solutions for increasing vaccination rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019


  • measles
  • mumps
  • pertussis
  • vaccine-preventable diseases


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