Today’s Infectious Disease News (5/8/19)

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Americans Not Vaccinated Against Face Increase Risks of Contracting Measles

When European colonists came to America in the late 15th century, they brought with them measles and a slew of other diseases that nearly wiped out the indigenous peoples. The disease was eliminated in the US in 2002 nearly 4 decades after the vaccine was introduced, However today a growing population of unvaccinated Americans are threatened on a much smaller scale by the disease, which is reintroduce every year from countries around the world.

Full Story: Washington Post