Measles vaccinations spike 500% after outbreak hits anti-vaxxer ‘hotspot’

It hasn’t even been a month since the state of Washington declared a public-health emergency over a measles outbreak, and health officials are reporting a dramatic spike in vaccinations. Clark County, Wash., has seen over 50 cases of Measles since January — and 47 of those cases occurred to individuals who were unvaccinated. One case occurred even though the person […]

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Measles outbreak hits U.S. community known as ‘hotspot’ for unvaccinated children

A Washington state community near Portland, Ore., has declared a public health emergency after 23 reported cases of measles were confirmed. Another two cases are under investigation. Clark County officials said 20 of those cases were in people who were not vaccinated. The immunization status of the other three cases hasn’t been verified. The Washington Post reports that nearly seven […]

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