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While the US usually enjoys a lower rate of disease than the rest of the world, there are starting to be holes in the dike, so to speak. With travel being easy and affordable, exposure to what were once rare diseases is a lot easier. Then, multiply that exposure by communities where people are missing […]

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To maintain herd immunity against measles, we need a 95% vaccination rate. Currently, we’re only at about 93%, and those who are opting out (as opposed to those who have to skip due to being immune compromised) tend to be clustered, which has lead to hot spots of measles outbreaks. Measles is highly contagious, and […]

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With 41 confirmed cases, it’s already the largest measles outbreak since the 1990s and they’re saying we could still be in the early stages of the outbreak, with more to come. What does the outbreak mean for everyone else? While Minnesota has the worst, there are smaller measles outbreaks across the country. In most places, […]

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Measles are highly contagious, and right now the US is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks in years, and it’s still growing. Measles is traditionally a childhood disease, and vaccinations have almost eradicated the disease. Almost, but not quite—measles is incredibly contagious, and the trend to skip the vaccine has created an opening for the […]

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If you’ve never been vaccinated for whooping cough, or if you were vaccinated after 1990, you’re at risk of catching the disease from someone who has whooping cough, or has has been recently vaccinated. One of the many factors contributing to the rising rate of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough because of the air […]

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