Should We Blame Parents For The Rise In Measles Cases?

August 26, 2008

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a report last week, revealing that the number of measles cases in the U.S. continues to rise.  They are now at their highest poiont since 1996......Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a report last week, revealing that the number of measles cases in the U.S. continues to rise. They are now at their highest point since 1996.

The CDC has reported that over the past few years, the measles outbreak in the U.S. has continued to get worse.

This culminated this year as there have already been over 130 measles cases, the highest number since 1996.

This is quite startling considering back in 2000, the U.S. government pretty much considered the measles to be completely eradicated. It is clear though that something allowed the measles to make a comeback.

The belief is that parents may be to blame, as many parents in the U.S. refuse to vaccinate their children. They refuse due to religious beliefs, or other personal reasons.

This is a major problem as the infection rate for those not vaccinated is around 90% to 95%.

around 115 of the cases this year alone have been due to the fact that the kids were not vaccinated against the disease.

Measles has ssymptoms including fever, rash, cough, etc. Severe cases lead topneumonia, and even death.


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