Going viral: Family vacations amid the measles outbreak

February 9, 2015 3:52 PM

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Going viral: Family vacations amid the measles outbreak

Car seat? Check. Sunscreen? Got it. First-aid kit? Roger that. When it comes to taking kids on vacation, parents are all about safety. So in light of the recent measles outbreak, should some families be weighing a destination’s vaccination rate when deciding where to go — and where to avoid?

More than 100 cases of measles have been reported in 14 states since the current outbreak originated at Disneyland in December. It highlights just how quickly measles can spread when unvaccinated tourists pick up the virus and then bring it back to their home communities, said Dr. William Schaffner,...

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