More Harm From Anti-Vaxxers: Germany Takes Action To Stem Measles Outbreak

Measles outbreaks in Germany, Italy, Romania, and other countries are spurring governments to take new action to try to get the disease under control. Meanwhile the anti-vax movement continues to frighten parents with misinformation that often causes great harm.
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(NEW YORK) — Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year’s total to 626. That is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported for the whole year. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994. Twenty-two states have reported cases, but the vast majority have been in New York — mainly in New York City and in nearby Rockland County. Most of the New York cases have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jew...
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