Petula Dvorak: Anti-vaxxers proved their point — a scary one

January 29, 2015 1:50 AM

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The parents who are against vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella and other childhood diseases have proved a point — and it’s a scary one. They are no longer just putting their own kids at risk. By taking their unvaccinated children to the happiest place on Earth and touching off a measles outbreak at Disneyland, the anti-vaxxers put hundreds of other children in jeopardy, too.

Measles on this level hasn’t been seen in the U.S. since the 1970s. So far, the disease has spread to 11 states and Mexico, infecting about 70 people in less than a month. Also making a comeback: whooping cough and diphtheria.

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