Washington state weighs vaccination bill amid "critical" measles outbreak

Lawmakers in Washington state are proposing a bill that would no longer allow parents to cite philosophical or personal reasons for not vaccinating their child, as the region battles a growing measles outbreak. Currently, 18 states allow those exemptions. Carter Evans reports.
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The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases.
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A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized.
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The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears.
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The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears.
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[Daily Maverick] Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked 'vaccine hesitancy' as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune?
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Conclusion: Though measles immunization coverage is 97% in Turkey, population immunity is somewhat lower than expected. Increases of measles cases in Europe and the refugee problem in the country could easily lead to outbreaks. Implementing the first dose of the immunization at 9 months may be an option. PMID: 30761852 [PubMed - in process]
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Yet another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease — this time measles in the Pacific Northwest — provides another reminder of the importance of getting children fully vaccinated, on schedule. Anti-vax or vaccine-skeptical parents are certainly not acting out of malevolence. They’re doing what they believe will protect their children’s health. But the fact is they’re achieving the opposite — potentially endangering their health. Those are the facts. Watch the video with TIME’s Editor-at-Large Jeffrey Kluger above to learn why.
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Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health.
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In New York state and Washington state, U.S. travelers picked up measles in foreign countries where the highly contagious disease was running rampant and brought it back to places where vaccination rates were too low by U.S. public health standards.
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