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Vaccine Refusal Has Helped Drive U.S. Measles Cases To A 20-Year High

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

It's only May, and already America has seen 288 cases of measles. That's the highest number of reported cases since the disease was officially eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, and the highest number reported in the first five months ...

Americas Region Declared Free of Endemic Measles

Health : NYTimes: Health

The last case of measles that did not result from an imported strain was in 2002, global health authorities said.

Measles declared eradicated in the Americas

Lifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared the region of North and South America to be free of measles, a highly infectious virus that used to kill 500,000 children across the world every year. "It is the result of a commitme...

The Americas Are Now Officially Free of Measles

Health : Time: Healthland

For a region to gain a measles-free status, at least three years need to pass without any endemic cases

Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles: health agency

Health : Reuters: Health

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people glo...


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