• Vaccine preventable outbreaks are real

    Coming off yesterday’s Healthcare Triage episode on vaccines and autism, I thought I’d highlight this map of vaccine-preventable outbreaks in the world from the Council on Foreign Relations:


    A few things to note:

    • All of that red, which seems to dominate? It’s measles. It’s even peeking through in the United States, and it’s smothering the United Kingdom.
    • If you get rid of the measles, you can start to see mumps. Again, crushing the UK and popping up in the US.
    • Both measles and mumps are part of the MMR vaccine.
    • Almost all the whooping cough is in the United States.

    Vaccinate your kids. Please.