A gradual approach to vaccinations is better than no vaccinations at all. But delaying vaccines is risky.
In the 1960s, measles infected about 3-4 million people in the U.S. each year. More than 48,000 were hospitalized. Up to 500 people died.
Measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest triggers surge in demand for the vaccine — including among those who had previously shunned the shots.
52 confirmed cases and nine suspect cases of measles have now been linked to the outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
Anti-vaccine activities are predominantly a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
Clark Count has identified 41 confirmed measles cases and 15 suspect cases; King County has seen one case linked to the outbreak.
36 cases of measles have been identified in Washington state.
fficials in Oregon have confirmed a case that has been linked to the Washington state outbreak.
In Washington, 34 confirmed cases and 9 suspect cases of measles have been identified in Clark County, 1 case in King County, and 1 in Multnomah County, Oregon
It is not clear where the man got infected but he reported he had recently traveled to Vancouver, Washington where there is a large, ongoing measles outbreak.