There are more deaths each year from measles than from air traffic accidents and other calamities, so why do we ignore measles as a danger that needs to be dealt with?
La viruela ha sido erradicada desde hace 38 años. ¿Debemos aún temerla?
The World Health Organization has announced that the second of three types of polio viruses has been eradicated through vaccination. One more to go, and polio will be a thing of the past.
Recently, measles has made a comeback in countries around the world where it was eliminated. Cases imported by un-vaccinated people have triggered local outbreaks in places around the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, the World Health Organization and Public Health England have announced that measles is no longer considered eliminated in the United Kingdom. The United States and other developed nations where measles was once considered eliminated might be next.