Friday, March 21, 2014

Got Mumps? Thank Anti-Vaxxers

For decades, mumps was found only in medical textbooks, but thanks to a new anti-vaccination movement, it’s returning along with measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and other deadly childhood illnesses that were believed to be extinct, Russell Saunders writes. More parents seem to forget that vaccines are the best protection we have against the spread of devastating and once-common illnesses. If people stop using them, those illnesses will leave the history textbooks and start appearing on the front pages.

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