Measles outbreak possibly brought on by low vaccination rates

March 17, 2015 6:49 PM

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Measles outbreak possibly brought on by low vaccination rates

This year, the U.S. is experiencing a measles outbreak across several states believed to have started at Disneyland this past December, as well as three other unrelated outbreaks in Illinois, Nevada, and Washington, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of March 6, 173 people from 17 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles, with most linked back to Disneyland.

According to a new study published on Monday by JAMA Pediatrics, the Measles outbreak first began spreading between December 17 and December 20 last year.

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