You may have been hearing measles a lot lately in the news. In recent years, measles outbreaks have increased in the United States and around the world in places like Europe, Africa, and South America. Outbreaks typically happens when people do not get vaccinated. Measles is highly contagious, and it is the most contagious disease in the world. Touro Family Medicine Physician Dr. Meredith Maxwell shares the importance of getting vaccinated.