The Measles Outbreak And Anti-Vaccine Movement
The Centers for Disease Control announced this week that the number of measles cases nationwide has risen to more than 500, the second-highest number since measles was supposedly eradicated in the U.S. in 2000.
Experts point to outbreaks around the world and the fact that more families are traveling overseas and returning with the highly contagious disease to pockets of the country where anti-vaccine movements have gained footholds.
Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: measles and the anti-vaccine movement.
- Tyler Pager, Reporter, The New York Times
- Luke Jacobs, Director of Population Health, Columbus Public Health
- Dr. Alice Ackerman, Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Chair of Pediatrics at Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital in Roanoke, VA