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How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases

How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases

by Michaeleen Doucleff

For most of us, measles and whooping cough are diseases of the past. You get a few shots as a kid and then hardly think about them again.  But that’s not the case in all parts of the world — not even parts of the U.S.  As an from the Council on Foreign Relations illustrates, several diseases that are easily prevented with vaccines have made a comeback in the past few years. Their resurgence coincides with changes in perceptions about vaccine safety.  Map >>>