U.S. measles outbreak hits ‘completely avoidable’ 25-year-high: officials

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The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease, federal health officials said on Monday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 704 cases as of April 26, a 1.3 percent increase since the most recent tally of 695 reported on Wednesday. The vast majority of cases have occurred in children who have not received the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which confers immunity to the disease, officials said.

“The suffering we are seeing today is completely avoidable,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday. “We know vaccines are safe because they’re among some of the most studied medical products we have.”

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1 Comment on U.S. measles outbreak hits ‘completely avoidable’ 25-year-high: officials

  1. Daniel Spickard // April 29, 2019 at 11:50 pm //

    Let the stupid in the cities take care of killing off all the illegals and the liberals, as most of the liberals live in the cities!

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