After being declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, measles has been making a comeback in recent years—the current caseload equals the entire number of cases in 2023. In this wide-ranging discussion, CLP’s director of business intelligence, Chris Wolski, and Rodney Rohde, PhD, Regents’ Professor in the Texas State University System, a University Distinguished Professor and Chair for the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University, discuss:

  • The causes of the measles outbreak
  • Why measles should be taken seriously by the public
  • The tension between individual rights and public health
  • How and why measles is diagnosed
  • The long-term effects of measles
  • How laboratory professionals can be advocates for good health information