Measles Rates in the U.S. Are the Highest They’ve Been in 20 Years

A new release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there have been 288 cases of measles reported this year—that’s the highest rate in nearly 20 years. Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases told The Daily Beast, “The current increase in measles cases is being driven by unvaccinated people, primarily U.S. residents, who got measles in other countries, brought the virus back to the United States and spread to others in communities where many people are not vaccinated” …

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