Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine

President Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House Friday.									Jacquelyn Martin  AP

President Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House Friday. Jacquelyn Martin AP

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week it has recorded 695 cases of measles from 22 states this year - the highest tally since measles was thought to be eliminated from the U.S.in 2000. "With almost 50 new confirmed cases in less than a month what we predicted has come true; this outbreak continues to rage despite the best efforts of our Department of Health", said County executive Ed Day, who issued the order. Public health officials say decades of medical research proves vaccines are safe and effective at preventing once-common childhood illnesses like measles and mumps.

California state health officials are urging residents to make sure they are protected against measles, particularly those who plan to travel internationally.

President Trump has told Americans to "get their shots" as measles cases spread across the country. While the recent outbreaks began with importation, CDC noted that "a significant factor contributing to the outbreaks in NY is misinformation in the communities about the safety of the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine". "Not all cases are being reported, which is unfortunate". A vocal fringe of parents opposes vaccines, believing, contrary to scientific studies, that ingredients in them can cause autism.

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The change relates to the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, which children now receive at one year of age, then again as a booster shot at around ten years.

The US outbreak has been blamed in part on unvaccinated visitors contracting the disease during visits to both Israel and Ukraine. "I mean, it looks just like it is meant for a horse, not for a child, and we had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day, 2 years old, handsome child went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic". "Many countries are now experiencing widespread measles activity. Same exact amount, but you take this little handsome baby, and you pump - I mean, it looks just like it's meant for a horse, not for a child, and we've had so many instances, people that work for me".

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