WisconsinEye: Wisconsin Department of Health secretary Andrea Palm on preventing a measles outbreak in Wisconsin

WisconsinEye: Wisconsin Department of Health secretary Andrea Palm on preventing a measles outbreak in Wisconsin

WisconsinEye  interviewed the new Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm about the national measles outbreak.

No cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin. Secretary¬†Palm highlighted that 89 percent of 2 year olds statewide have been vaccinated for measles, but DHS considers 95 percent to be “high enough.”

Nationally, 626 confirmed measles cases have been reported in 2019, which is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts 2019 confirmed case numbers to likely surpass the 667 confirmed cases in 2014.

Watch the WisconsinEye interview here.