Record Measles Outbreak: Thanks to Vaccine Avoidance, Measles Climbs to 20-Year HighPosted: May 29, 2014 | |
At least 70% of this year’s measles cases involve unvaccinated people
The CDC said 288 cases of the disease have been identified since January, the most in the first five months of the year since 1994. Ohio has seen the most cases with over 160, most of them emanating from the state’s Amish community.
”This is not the kind of record we want to break”
— Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Anne Schuchat
The vast majority of cases still originate from other countries, with people acquiring the disease while abroad and then bringing it back to the U.S., where they spread it to others. The U.S. has not had a home-grown measles epidemic in decades.
Despite being officially declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, measles has made a comeback in the new millennium. Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Anne Schuchat blamed the increasingly intense annual outbreaks on the failure of many Americans to have themselves or their children vaccinated against the disease…(read more)
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