• Why Measles Is Back in the Americas

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    Those who fail to vaccinate are bound to suffer the diseases of the past.
    Measles, which once killed an estimated 2.6 million people a year, is still killing almost 90,000 people a year according to the World Health Organization , and may be endemic again in the Americas, according to the latest data from the Pan American Health Organization.
    Measles is a virus that people transmit through air droplets when they breathe. It affects mostly children, and mostly in populations with low vaccination rates.
    Venezuela's measles outbreak, now numbering around 1842 people, is just over one year old...
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