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A US schoolboy receives his measles vaccination during field trials to determine the vaccine's effectiveness in 1962 at Fernbank School in Atlanta, Georgia.

4 European countries just lost their measles elimination status, and the US could be next

The measles are making a comeback in four European countries where the virus had been declared "eliminated."
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, Washington.

From smallpox to rubella, here are 6 infectious diseases you can avoid thanks to vaccines

Polio, rubella, diphtheria, measles, and smallpox and are among the diseases that vaccines have helped to eliminate in the US.
An El Al Airlines flight attendant died due to complications from measles.

A flight attendant has died after contracting measles on a flight out of New York City, according to reports

An El Al flight attendant died after contracting measles from a person with the disease who flew from New York to Tel Aviv in March.

2020 presidential contender Marianne Williamson called vaccine mandates “draconian,” and no different than the abortion debates

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson said during an event in New Hampshire that vaccination mandates are "draconian" and "Orwelian."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declaring a public health emergency in response to a measles outbreak in parts of Brooklyn, New York City, on April 9, 2019.

New York is eliminating religious exemptions for vaccines. Here’s a full state-by-state guide to vaccine exemptions in the US.

Across the US, 17 states offer philosophical exemptions for vaccinations. Here’s how the rest of the country compares.
A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet is seen at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston.

There have already been more US measles cases in 2019 than any year since 1994, as the growing epidemic shows no sign of stopping

The CDC recorded 971 measles cases from January 1 to May 30, 2019, beating the previously record of 963 cases in 1994.
Doctor giving a vaccine to a patient

The anti-vaxx movement is fueling the measles epidemic by deliberately targeting communities most affected by the disease

Hundreds of people, mostly ultra-Othodox Jews, gathered at a rally in New York last week to listen as speakers ticked off false claims about vaccines.
A map showing the 9 counties in the US that face the highest risk of a measles outbreak in 2019, according to researchers.

These are the places in the US most likely to get hit by a measles outbreak

A paper published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases identifies Cook County, Illinois, as the most at risk, followed by Los Angeles County.