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Measles Cases on the Rise Globally

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Measles Cases on the Rise Globally

The World Health Organization reported that efforts to globally eliminate measles by 2015 have stalled. Thanks in part to global conflicts and lack of funds, children who once were typically vaccinated are getting missed and are dying as a result. Measles, which is extremely contagious, is part of the CDC’s vaccination schedule in the US. Children here are vaccinated twice, once after age one and again after their fourth birthday.
http://www.voanews.com/content/global-campaign-to-eliminate-measles-stalls/2519282.html

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  1. This is so frustrating, and only makes it even more sad that in our own country when we have easy access to the vaccine and people choose not to use it – yet there truly are kids dying worldwide whose parents would take it in a second if they could…

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    1. I agree 100%!! Very frustrating!

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