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Hotez and colleagues1 recent article highlights the increasing frequency of vaccine-preventable disease cases in Europe and the USA caused by very visible anti-vaccine movements.2 The most troubling aspect of this development is the global increase in measles cases. From Jan 1, 2019, to April 26, 2019, the USA reported 704 confirmed measles cases spanning 22 states, compared with 372 reported cases in 2018, 120 in 2017, 86 in 2016, 188 in 2015, and 667 in 2014.3 Therefore, only 4 months into 2019 the number of cases reported is already the highest since measles was declared officially eliminated in the US in 2000.NEXT ARTICLE
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one ...
A vaccine is any preparation intended to produce immunity to a disease by stimulating the production of antibodies. It creates immunity but does not cause the disease. There are several differnt types of vaccine avalable; Killed microorganisms; which s...
Measles (morbilli, rubeola) is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and can sometimes lead to serious complications. The initial symptoms of measles develop around 10 days after initial infection: a high temperature (...