Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

May 29, 2014 6:05 PM

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Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

Members of Amish communities in Ohio traveled to the Philippines for heartfelt reasons: they were there on service projects to help less fortunate people. Unfortunately, they came home with unwelcome hitchhikers: measles viruses.

Those travelers hadn't been vaccinated against this highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. As a result, they have triggered an outbreak of more than 130 cases, primarily among their unvaccinated friends and relatives in Amish communities.

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