Drop In Vaccinations Linked To Spikes In Preventable Diseases Around The World

October 27, 2014 11:40 PM

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Drop In Vaccinations Linked To Spikes In Preventable Diseases Around The World

A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to eradicate infectious diseases, new data from the Council on Foreign Relations suggests.

Polio, measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough are all preventable with safe, low-cost vaccines. Yet the council’s Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map shows hundreds of thousands of cases of those diseases worldwide from 2006 to the present day.

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