Vaccine-preventable diseases and the resurgence in the US

July 1, 2014 4:08 AM

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Vaccine-preventable diseases and the resurgence in the US

Measles, mumps and pertussis–three vaccine-preventable diseases that are making news in the United States in 2014 with a resurgence in cases being seen locally in some cases, while nationally in others.

As of June 27, the number of measles cases reported in the US, there has been 539 measles cases reported since the beginning of the year, with two-thirds of the cases reported from Ohio (365). A small amount of the cases are linked to travel to countries in the midst of large outbreaks. The Philippi...

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