How Many People Must Be Unvaccinated Before You Have To Worry About Getting Measles?

March 20, 2015 12:29 PM

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How Many People Must Be Unvaccinated Before You Have To Worry About Getting Measles?

A team of Boston researchers did the math, and confirmed that yes, low rates of vaccination are indeed to blame for the spread of measles across the United States from Disneyland. They published a short letter about their calculations today, in JAMA Pediatrics.

Those who fell ill during the recent outbreak, which affected 142 people from seven states, likely caught measles in places where anywhere from one in seven to one in two people were unvaccinated, the researchers found. People have caught measles that could be traced to Disneyland not only from the ...

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