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Measles Outbreak Continues to Grow

Measles Outbreak Continues to Grow

Measles cases worldwide continue to rise, and vaccine hesitancy is to blame. This week’s post is a brief update on the global measles resurgence.

The Challenge of Controlling Measles in Insular Religious Groups

The Challenge of Controlling Measles in Insular Religious Groups

As nationwide measles incidence continues its rapid climb toward the highest yearly total since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, public health officials are struggling to effectively engage with insular communities—in this case, Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities—where vaccine-preventable diseases like measles can gain a foothold as a result of low vaccination coverage.