By NewsDesk @bactiman63
US measles cases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that the number of measles cases reported in the United States has risen to 971 through May 2019.
This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year.
“Measles is preventable and the way to end this outbreak is to ensure that all children and adults who can get vaccinated, do get vaccinated. Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe, they do not cause autism. The greater danger is the disease that vaccination prevents,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield, M.D. “Your decision to vaccinate will protect your family’s health and your community’s well-being. CDC will continue working with public health responders across our nation to bring this outbreak to an end.”
Chicago measles vaccine finder
The Chicago Department of Public Health today announced the launch of a new web-based application that helps Chicago residents locate where they can receive the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Amid measles outbreaks in the U.S. and internationally, Chicago residents are encouraged to review their immunization records, and use the new tool to find locations and receive the MMR vaccine if they are not up to date.
The MMR vaccine finder is an interactive map of locations where residents can be vaccinated. The application provides directions to the closest location and additional information, including operating hours and phone numbers.
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