It’s been just over a year since a large measles outbreak began in Auckland, New Zealand. The outbreak was originally traced to a young purposely unimmunized traveler returning from the United Kingdom. Unfortunately this case was not diagnosed or notified on suspicion. The case subsequently attended school, which had low immunization coverage, and infected several people sparking an outbreak of well over 500 cases.
Measles shouldn’t be making the news anymore. Why? Because the disease shouldn’t really even exist. Many experts agree that if most people were fully vaccinated against measles it could be eradicated from earth. As the media widely reported this week, measles outbreaks are increasing and even the United States and Canada are battling the biggest measles … Read more