CDC Reveals Spike In Measles Cases, Highest In A Decade

August 22, 2008

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and revealed that the number of measles cases in the U.S. has hit its highest point in over a decade, since 1996....Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and revealed that the number of measles cases in the U.S. has hit its highest point in over a decade, since 1996.

The CDC has blamed the rise in measles cases on parents who opt to not haver children receive the vaccine.

From January 1 to July 31 of this year, there were 131 measles cases reported thus far in the country. This compares to 55 in 2006, 66 in 2005, and so on.

Overall, this marks the highest number of measles cases in over a decade.

The blame, as stated is on parents. These parents who do not want their kids to get the measles vaccine, opt out of th evaccine due to religious or philosophical beliefs.

Measles was considered to be basically gone forever back in 2000 in the U.S., but has returned.

112 out of the 131 cases of measles were due to the fact that they were not vaccinated.


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