Low vaccination rates and 'measles parties' fueled 2019 measles outbreak in NYC

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) An analysis of the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in New York City identifies factors that made the outbreak so severe: delayed vaccination of young children combined with increased contact among this age group, likely through " measles parties " designed to purposely infect children. The study has implications for the future, as vaccination rates plummet during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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