Thursday, February 5, 2015

Measles Can Kill: Matt Pierce, A History of Measles

 In a very revealing and detailed article by Matt Pierce that was posted in The L.A. Times, we are reminded of the reason why measles vaccinations are needed: "...measles, which was similar to smallpox..."

"2014: The worst American measles outbreak in two decades erupted, with more than 600 cases reported -- more than triple the 2013 total. One outbreak came in unvaccinated Amish communities in Ohio"   By the way, measles can kill.