CDC: un-vaccinated behind measles outbreak

Yes, being un-vaccinated can cause you to see spots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that there have been 288 reported measles cases in the US between New Year's Day and May 23 and that “nearly all of the measles cases” are caused by un-vaccinated explorers who came to the US carrying the virus after traveling abroad.

The CDC said in a statement that more than one in seven patients ended up in the hospital. The government agency said that 85% of the infected unvaccinated carriers declined vaccination for religious, philosophical or personal reasons.

The virus is associated with a risk of pneumonia and encephalitis among children and can trigger miscarriages or pre-term birth, among other complications.

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