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Why Measles Is An American Problem

Why Measles Is An American Problem This year has seen more measles cases in the U.S. than any year in nearly two decades, due in part to resistance to the vaccine. More than 100 countries outpace the U.S. in measles vaccination rates, including many developing countries. Measles immunization coverage among 1-year-olds, 2012 40%-64% 94% 64%-89% 95% 90% 96% 91% 97% 92% 98% 93% 99% Countries With High Vaccination Rates Spend Less On Healthcare Range of health expenditure per capita in countries with higher vaccination rates than the U.S., in U.S. dollars, 2012 O Least spent by country with rate O Most spent by country with rate 99% Eritrea: $14 O O Monaco: $6,708 98% Kyrgyzstan: $84 O O Canada: $5,740 97% Tanzania: $41 o O Sweden: $5,319 96% Bangladesh: $25 O O Luxembourg: $7,452 95% Gambia: $25 o O Singapore: $2,426 94% Tajikistan: $54 o Norway: $9,055 93% Burundi: $19 O O United Kingdom: $3,647 U.S. (92%) U.S. Measles Cases Are On The Rise U.S. measles cases by year 400 350 334 O 300 250 200 150 100 50 *Provisional data reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, as of May 30, 2014 Source: World Health Organization, World Bank, Centers for Disease Control THE HUFFINGTON POST

Why Measles Is An American Problem

shared by alissascheller on Jun 11
Though measles continues to be a global problem, it was declared "eliminated" in the U.S. in 2000. This was achieved through high vaccination rates, but the American trend toward delaying or refusing ...




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