Listen: Measles, United States And UC Berkeley School Of Public discussed on KCBS Radio Overnight News
"Hell officials say the national measles. Outbreak is spreading across California. UC Berkeley, professor says it's easy to determine one of the major factors behind this health crisis communities scattered throughout the US that have lost their herd immunity to measles because so many parents have refused to vaccinate their children. When that is the case where someone with measles comes to the United States. They will introduce measles. And we will have the kind of outbreaks that we're seeing Dr Arthur Ryan, Goldens, professor of epidemiology at UC Berkeley school of public health. He says that is incredibly frustrating because measles was eliminated in the US twenty years ago now. There are four hundred sixty five cases nationwide, including seventeen in California unfortunate because the vaccine we have is very safe and very effective since it's going to be difficult to eliminate the disease from the US again because her immunity is reached when roughly ninety five percent of the population is vaccinated, and the anti vaccine movement is preventing that from happening"