Texas and Its Measles Epidemics

Tuesday, 1st of November 2016 Print

Texas and Its Measles Epidemics

Peter J. Hotez 

Published: October 25 2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002153

 

"Despite the evidence base refuting links between vaccines and autism as well as a lack of plausibility for such links the numbers of vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience continue to increase. Were at the point at which I believe we might soon see a return of measles outbreaks possibly far larger than the one that affected a megachurch in Tarrant County Texas in 2013 [20]. Given that measles peaks in late winter or early spring [1] I predict measles outbreaks in Texas could happen as early as the winter or spring of 2018".

More text and graphics can be found on the following URL http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002153

 

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