10 Places With Measles or Other Outbreaks
Where are the outbreaks?
By Amanda Gardner
Vaccine-preventable disease like measles, mumps, and whooping cough still make frequent appearances in the U.S. and around the world.
These cases usually occur because people have not been vaccinated (for any number of reasons) or have been under-vaccinated.
"A person's decision to not immunize doesn't affect just them," says Marian Michaels, MD, professor of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. "It affects the entire public."
Here's a list of vaccine-preventable outbreaks that have occurred in recent months.