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Measles: Case in Point

History of measles and its comeback

The history of measles is a reminder that leaving children unvaccinated could have serious consequences. We experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014 in this country, with 644 cases from 27 states reported. This is the greatest number of measles cases since the disease was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000.92

Measles vaccine history: A timeline

The history of measles in the United States is a testament to the positive impact of vaccines. It's also a reminder of what could happen if we stopped vaccinating our kids.

Image: Children have a 1 in one million chance of having a severe reaction to the MMR vaccine