Measles, March 2015
“More measles outbreaks are sure to occur in the United States because of people refusing vaccinations, researchers say.
So far this year, 170 people in 17 states have been sickened with measles, and most of these cases are part of a large measles outbreak that started in Disneyland at the end of December, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The outbreak captured attention in part because it has sickened infants who were too young to be vaccinated, as well as children who aren’t able to receive the vaccine for medical reasons, Dr. Neal Halsey and Dr. Daniel Salmon, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wrote in an editorial published today (March 9) in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Last year, there were 23 outbreaks of measles in the U.S. (most outbreaks are smaller than the Disneyland outbreak), including a total of nearly 650 cases of the disease, they said.”
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- Posted by Pam
- On March 12, 2015