Since the confirmation of the first measles case in mid-2017 through the beginning of May, there were 2,154 confirmed measles cases; 727 in 2017 and 1,427 to date this year.

The outbreak is ongoing with cases reported in 17 states and the Capital District.

Most of the suspected cases have come from the state of Bolivar, followed by the Capital District. At the national level, of the 35 deaths were reported, 33 are from the state of Delta Amacuro.


The confirmed cases in Delta Amacuro were reported by the municipalities of Antonio Diaz, Pedernales, and Tucupita, with the highest incidence rates reported in the parishes of Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa (3,320 per 100,000 inhabitants), Pedernales (1,466 per 100,000 inhabitants), and Juan Millán (527 per 100,000 inhabitants).

In total in the Americas, 11 countries reported 1,685 confirmed cases of measles year to date.