Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

Why 2019 could be the worst year for measles in the US in decades

‘Vaccine hesitancy’ persists despite the body of evidence showing that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism

If current trends continue, 2019 will be the worst year for measles in the United States in decades.

Though the disease was officially declared eliminated in 2000, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that it is now at its highest level in the US since 1992. The problem, according to the CDC and the World Health Organization, is “vaccine hesitancy”. But how did the public come to fear immunization?

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