California health officials have just declared the end of the measles outbreak. You might remember that the scare began just after the New Year as tourists visiting the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim were suddenly stricken with measles. The original case had been from a foreigner visiting the United States but the reason the virus spread was due to the fact that some Americans are never vaccinated.
It was an important case, that unfortunately happened during the Christmas season. And it is important because it drew massive attention to the debate about vaccinations in the United States.