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When Adults Choose Not To Vaccinate Against Measles, Babies Pay The Price

Recent study shows that when adults decide not to vaccinate themselves or their children against the measles, it is the youngest embers of the population, babies and toddlers, who are left most vulnerable.

“In a new analysis of all measles cases from 2001 to 2015, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that while the disease is rare in the U.S., measles is most common among babies and toddlers. There were more than five cases per million people among children under 15 months, compared to less than one case per million people in the general population.”

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