Measles: A Rising Public Health Threat

April 21, 2015 8:49 PM

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Earlier this month California lawmakers pushed ahead on a bill that would ban most of the loopholes that allow parents to avoid requirements to vaccinate their children before entering public school, a move taken in response to a measles outbreak that began back in December.

Those lawmakers should be applauded for moving forward on this legislation. As the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, I believe we need more such public health measures to protect the public from this potentially deadly disease.

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