Old-School Diseases Are Making a Comeback
It’s understandable to be nervous about vaccinating your kid, thanks to all the talk that vaccines could cause problems for baby. But according to The Washington Post, old-school diseases that were once practically extinct are coming back. We’re talking stuff like mumps, measles and whooping cough.
The WaPo blames the rise on parents skipping their kids’ vaccinations: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest report says that 1 in 10 parents delay or skip vaccinations, and there have been some recent outbreaks that have been practically unheard of for decades. Twenty students at UC Berkeley recently came down with mumps, and there was an outbreak of measles in Virginia earlier this year. Last year, there was a large whooping cough outbreak in California.
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