Newspaper Article - Harvard Gazette

As Measles Cases Crack 1,000, a Look at What to Do

  • Alvin Powell
| June 11, 2019

Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but by early June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,022 cases in 28 states, the most since 1992.

The disease is occurring in clusters of unvaccinated people who, for religious, personal, or medical reasons, have refused to be vaccinated or to have their children vaccinated.

Though global measles deaths are down significantly from more than half a million in 2000, the disease still killed 110,00 in 2017, according to the World Health Organization....

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Powell, Alvin, "As Measles Cases Crack 1,000, a Look at What to Do." Harvard Gazette, June 11, 2019.

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