• US measles outbreaks catalyzed by vaccine hesitancy

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    Just 14 years after the elimination of endemic measles was documented within the United States, a record 667 cases of the disease were reported in 2014 in 27 states, a dramatic spike compared with the 55 cases reported in 2012.
    Potential exposure to measles has more recently been reported at U.S. airports in 2017 and 2018, including a potential exposure occurring in March in three airports.
    Although the virus is easily prevented through vaccination with two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, immunization hesitancy has interfered with maintaining a high coverage rate. An
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