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Behind The Measles Outbreak in New York

Almost two weeks ago, the measles outbreak in New York became a public health emergency which mandates everyone in the city to get vaccinated. But the story stretches far back in 2018, from people visiting New York City who had been exposed to the disease.

Of course, recently the growing anti-vaxxer movement has been vehemently opposing MMR vaccination on the grounds that these vaccines can cause health complications, in particular the development of autism.

But the declaration from the NYC mayor brings to our attention the seriousness of the matter and why people should get vaccinated to prevent epidemics and more public health concerns from emerging.

More of this on NYU.

(Image credit: huntlh/Pixabay)


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