A director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s a ‘reasonable chance’ the US will lose measles-elimination status in October because of ongoing outbreaks in New York.
20 years ago, the risk of getting measles in America was so low, experts at the WHO declared it had been eradicated.
Its return can be at least partly blamed on those who refuse to vaccinate their children.
Already, tens of thousands of people, mostly young children, die of measles each year globally.
Doctors hope that once the current outbreak ends, the CDC and others will do a better job of combatting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media…
Lies that encouraged parents to ignore science and could cost the United States a great public health achievement.
Source: NewsNet | CDC Warns US Measles-Elimination Status at Risk