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Editorial #153: 65% Of Measles Cases In US In Unvaccinated People

Autism Politico has learned that unvaccinated kids in the US are the ones who have the most measles cases.

Two out of every three American children who have been infected with measles recently did not receive a vaccination against the illness, claims a report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Something to remember. Another thing to remember is how widespread the disease was before the world began vaccinating for it.

They discovered that 65-percent of the cases in the U.S. occurred in unvaccinated subjects. Infections among Americans were most common among children under the age of 15, and there were a total of 557 confirmed cases of the illness worldwide during the period studied. Prior to the introduction of the vaccine, Reuters says that as many as 4 million people caught measles annually.

If you are vaccinated, that is great. Please urge others to get vaccinated as well. The fewer people with illnesses we have on this planet, the lower the risk of death to these people, the lower the risk of spread of infection, and the less of a drain it is on our medical system.

Replies to this editorial are welcome.

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October 29, 2010 - Posted by | Autism & Quack Medicine, Autism Community & Its Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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