May 28, 2019
Recently, there was a major measles outbreak all across the U.S.. 23 states have reported of cases and Pennsylvania has just joined them with their first case last week. The number of cases in the U.S. has skyrocketed to a record of 764 so far and will most likely increase. This is mainly due to the number of people who are not vaccinated. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) urges people to receive vaccinations and slow down the rate of measles cases, but parents are refusing to give their kids vaccinations. This is based on the false information that vaccinations cause autism. Because of this, a large number of people are not vaccinated, leaving them vulnerable to measles. Being a fast-spreading disease, measles cases are increasing exponentially throughout the U.S.. Measles normally is not a severe disease, but some people can develop pneumonia or brain swelling. Children younger than five and adults older than 20 are most susceptible to the disease.