Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says

Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says

Oct 03 2017

People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The findings, published in JAMA, add to the body of evidence linking failure to vaccinate with the spread of the highly infectious and potentially fatal disease. Once common in the United States, measles was eliminated nationally in 2000 but has made a return in recent years largely because of people who reject vaccinating their children, experts say.

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