US measles outbreak is bad, and it's getting worse

January 28, 2015 8:46 PM

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US measles outbreak is bad, and it's getting worse

"We have enormous amounts of information and studies, on literally tens of millions of children, showing that any negative effects from vaccines are exceedingly rare and tend to be extremely minor," Reingold said. "I am alarmed that parents are getting more concerned about the risks of vaccines than they are about the risks of the diseases they prevent."

There is no direct cure or treatment for measles once a person has it. Measles is a virus, and unlike the antibiotics that treat bacterial infections, anti-viral drugs have not improved much since the 1950s, Seward told CNBC. Doctors can only manage the disease's symptoms and prevent complications. ...

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