"Panel of Baltimore-Area Doctors, Health Officials Discuss Measles” (FOX45 News - February 9, 2015)

The CDC puts the latest measles outbreak numbers at 121 cases in 17 states, and growing. On Monday in Baltimore, "Measles Rises Again: The Science and Policy of a Preventable Outbreak" was the title of a symposium at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A panel of the area's top doctors and public health officials spoke about the status of the current outbreak as well as the effectiveness of the vaccine and problems with a minority of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, putting the rest of the public at risk. They did say Monday that 99% of Baltimore City's public school children are up to date on the vaccine, and that Maryland has one of the highest rates of vaccination in the country

 

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