Vail Daily health story: Measles outbreak raises concern, awareness

Vail Daily health story: Measles outbreak raises concern, awareness
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By caramie schnell

This past January, national news outlets spread word of a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. This breaking story was shocking to many, as measles had previously been declared eliminated in the U.S. in the year 2000. “The measles outbreak raises concerns about vaccination rates across the country, and how both children and adults should best protect themselves from getting measles,” said Vail Valley Medical Center’s President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “Our experts agree vaccinations are critical to community health.”The measles outbreak at Disneyland is part of a significant rise in the number of measles cases occurring in …

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