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Measles Outbreaks and Measle Vaccine Refusal

The endemic transmission of measles virus was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000 as a result of strong vaccination coverage. In recent years,  measle vaccine coverage has waned due to parents’ lack of personal experience with the virus and their misperceptions of vaccine safety [1]. Measles remains endemic abroad and therefore the risk of the virus being imported endures. An afflicted traveler is often the origin of a larger outbreak [2-8]. In 2011, 222 people in the US […]