2015 already trying to compete with 2014 for most measles outbreaks! #vaccine #ImpliedFacePalm

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Looks like 2015 is starting early with outbreaks of measles… perhaps continuing last years’ trend (see above).

Today there were reports of a potential outbreak of measles in Colorado Springs that may include exposure of ~300 people. The Colorado case is related to the measles outbreak and exposures at DisneyLand in California.

More than two dozen cases of measles have now been linked to Disney theme parks in Southern California.

The California Department of Public Health reported seven more cases on Monday, bringing the total number to 26 people in four states.

Health officials say at least 8 of those infected had not been vaccinated.

Measles outbreaks like these, and those last year, serve as a stark reminder that measles is a serious disease that needs to be continually vaccinated against. The dangerous and anti-science trend of not vaccinating children against measles and other diseases will continue to raise its ugly head in the form of disease outbreaks that are 100% preventable. Expect to see more cases of measles, in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as well as more outbreaks as 2015 continues.

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Send thank you notes to ignorant parents that choose to put their children and other children in harms way by not vaccinating. Check out this CauseScience post about the science of how vaccines work.