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Last by Alchemystress on May 16, 2011, 6:37am
If you happened to be wondering -- or needed it explained to you -- why people get vaccinated, here is your reason
The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there's a big outbreak.
So measles is making a comeback? I wonder how that could possibly be happening.
Europe, especially France, has been hit hard by measles, with more than 6,500 cases reported in 33 nations. International health officials are blaming it on the failure to vaccinate all children.
Surprise, surprise. "But surely
", the anti-vax crowd will say, "this has nothing to do with not getting vaccinated. That reason is just a canard!
Of the 89 cases reported
through the end of last week, 79 were people who were unvaccinated
or who had no documentation of it, Wallace said.
You were saying, anti-vax crowd?
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