CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations Amid Nationwide Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House urged individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children amidst an outbreak of at least 100 measles cases originating at Disney theme parks in December. The virus was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. “[From] what we’ve seen as over the last few years, there is a small but growing number of people [that] have not been vaccinated,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the CDC told CBS on Sunday. “That number is building up among young adults and adults in society. And, that makes us vulnerable. We have to make sure measles doesn’t get a foothold in the U.S.”

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