Substantial proportion of US measles cases intentionally unvaccinated

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Evidence Type: Blog Post (Pro Science)
The JAMA Network Journals. "Substantial proportion of US measles cases intentionally unvaccinated." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 March 2016 - Substantial proportion of US measles cases intentionally unvaccinated -- ScienceDaily Score: 0.0/0.0

Discussion

Unvaccinated or undervaccinated individuals comprised substantial proportions of cases in measles and some pertussis outbreaks, an analysis of numerous studies and reports finds. Additionally, vaccine refusal was associated with an elevated risk for measles and pertussis, including among fully vaccinated individuals, researchers report.

This research references Association Between Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States A Review of Measles and Pertussis

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Conclusion 1

The article demonstrates vaccination is a good form of protection from whooping cough


Conclusion 2

The article demonstrates vaccination is a good form of protection from measles.


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