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Laurie Garrett @Laurie_Garrett
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Measles cases hit record high in the Europe

Over 41,000 children & adults in European region have been
infected w/#measles in the first 6 mos, 2018 -- far exceeds the 12-mo totals reported for every other year this decade. 37 dead.

euro.who.int/en/media-centr…>
Meanwhile, in the UK:
Between July2017 & June2018 just under 1000 cases of #measles in Britain, vs 531 cases for the whole of 2016.
There have been 760 cases in the 1st 6 mos of 2018 in the UK, versus 187 in the last half of 2017.
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r…
and in UK: "Measles had virtually been eradicated in Britain before confidence in
the MMR #vaccine collapsed in the late 1990s after now-discredited Dr
Andrew Wakefield wrongly claimed the #measles, #mumps, and #rubella jab
was linked to autism."
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r…
and in USA:
"In 2000, we said that #measles had been eliminated in the US. In 2016,
there were 86 cases, & in 2017, 118 cases. The year is only half
over, yet we already have 107 cases across 21 states & DC plus
8 clusters that meet the CDC definition."
forbes.com/sites/judyston…
US economic burden #measles
Year/ location/number of cases/ est public hlth cost
2011 / US/ 107/ $2.7-5.3 million
2011 / Utah/ 13/ $330,000
2008 / California/ 12/ $125,000
2008 / Arizona/ 14/ $800,000
2005 / Indiana/ 34/ $168,000
2004 / Iowa / 1/ $142,000
forbes.com/sites/judyston…
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