measles

Do Measles Make Disneyland Off-Limits?

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If you’re reading this in the United States, you might be wondering why. Why should measles be on your radar? Virtually eradicated by the 1980s, the ultra-contagious virus is effectively prevented by vaccination. But this month’s Disneyland outbreak brought them back into conversation and people are wondering: is it really safe to visit crowded places... read more

Wow! Measles Cases Were at a 15-Year High in 2011

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Cases of measles are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 222 reported measles cases in 2011, which is three times the usual number of cases (from 2001 to 2010, there was an average of 60 reported cases a year). Measles is a highly contagious disease that... read more