Vaccination debates affects everyone

February 18, 2015 1:30 AM

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After a measles outbreak emerged that was confirmed to have affected five employees in Disneyland last December, 14 states outside of California reported further cases of measles. The Center for Disease Control uncovered 102 measles cases in the month of January alone, and 2014 has proven to be the worst year for measles since its elimination in 2000, with 622 reported cases for the entire year.

Many are wondering if the infamous anti-vaccine campaign of the late 2000s in response to rising cases of autism and other mental health-related disorders has anything to do with this sudden outbreak. Of course, the theory that routine vaccinations are linked to rising cases of autism in children ha...

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