An Ignorance Outbreak. Measles Resurgence Blamed on Anti Vaccine Movement

January 26, 2015 4:26 PM

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Need to point the finger in the Disneyland measles outbreak? Public health officials are laying it at the feet of families that are part of the anti-vaccine movement. Vaccine rates remain high in the United States, but pockets of communities are becoming epicenters for families eschewing vaccines.

Blame the debunked science linking vaccines and autism. It was found to be completely false, yet people still perpetuate the myth. Toss in a general worry that multiple vaccines affect a child’s immune system, and you have a public health problem.

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