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Measles Make a Comeback

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - The centers for disease control and prevention released new data that reveal a dramatic rise in measles outbreaks in the U.S.

More people have been infected in the u-s over the first four months of 20-14 than have been infected in the first four months of the past 18 years.
Many people in the united states have never seen measles since it was all but eradicated a decade ago.

"I've been practicing for over 30 years. I've seen it. I know what to look for. But the new physicians haven't seen it. So part of the campaign that public health has been doing is that they know what to look for," said Dr. Eric G. Handler.

Doctors blame the outbreak on the growing number of parents refusing to vaccinate their children. More travel is also to blame.

The CDC says 93% of the people diagnosed with measles contracted it abroad or from someone who just returned from overseas.

 
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