Measles Outbreaks
The so-called "anti-vaccination" movement is causing a destructive rise in the frequency of certain diseases, like measles, that the U.S. had all but eradicated.
What Disease Could Be Making a Surprise Comeback?
Thought to be eliminated in the US since 2000, the number of measles cases spiked last year to 222, the highest number in 15 years. Not surprisingly, the majority of those affected did not receive the measles vaccine, said a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Amtrak Passengers Warned About Measles Exposure
Passengers who rode on Amtrak’s northeast regional train No. 171 last Wednesday  may have been exposed to the measles. Virginia health officials issued the alert after a foreign visitor came down with the highly contagious illness.