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Anti-Vaxers Give Mickey Mouse The Measles, Cause Outbreak At Disneyland

Mickey Mouse Measles

 

The LA Times is reporting that the California Department of Public Health has confirmed nine cases of measles and is investigating three others all  from people who visited Disneyland the Anaheim, CA theme park in the last month. Of the seven California cases, six hadn’t been vaccinated

The highly infectious disease,  is transmitted through the air, can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis, and sometimes death in children. In 2000, the US Centers for Disease Control declared it eliminated in the United States, thanks in large part to an effective vaccine. But because of anti-vaccination hysteriamany parents have opted out of vaccinating their kids, leaving them vaccinated, vulnerable, and spreaders of the disease.

Measles rates have risen dramatically over the past few year, the CDC reported record numbers in 2014, due in large part to gaps in vaccinations.

This is what happens when you take medical advise from Jenny McCarthy.

H/T Mother Jones and Lisa Derrick

 

 

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