Measles is no joke. Anti-vaxxers are dangerously inviting infectious disease back into our society.
In the Washington county that is home to one of the nation’s largest measles outbreaks, the effects go far beyond the 71 confirmed cases.
The Seattle Times reports over 800 students considered exposed to the highly contagious disease in Clark County have been ordered to stay away from classrooms for up to three weeks, disrupting their education.
Since January, field trips, after-school activities and an assembly honoring Martin Luther King Jr. have been canceled or postponed. Some students are doing homework off prepared handouts; others are using school-issued laptops to keep up.
Costa Rica had been measles-free for five years, until Feb 18, when visiting French tourists took their unvaccinated five-year-old son to a doctor to investigate a "rash" that turned out to be measles -- the boy's mother was also unvaccinated.
Anti-vaxxers know no shame, Facebook is willing to do anything for an ad dollar, water is wet. Science Alert: Facebook is aggressively being used by anti-vaccination advocates to target pregnant women with sponsored advertisements to spread false information and conspiracy theories as the US battles a climbing measles outbreak. A sponsored ad found by Quartz […]
In the Pacific Northwest 54 are confirmed infected with the once eradicated measles, as an outbreak also emerges in Texas. Think Progress: A large measles outbreak in Washington state shows no sign of abating. According to the State Department of Health, there are now at least 54 cases of the illness, all but one of […]
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