Listen: Measles, Dr Arthur Ryan Goldens And United States discussed on KCBS 24 Hour News
"Speak KCBS, health officials say the national measles outbreak is spreading across California and one UC Berkeley, professor says it's easy to figure out one of the major factors behind it. Reporter Cooper Rummell from radio dot com station KNX in Los Angeles. With the story there are communities scattered throughout the US that have lost their herd immunity to measles because so many parents have refused to vaccinate their children. 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, a 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. He says it's going to be difficult to eliminate the disease from the US again because her unity is reached when roughly ninety five percent of the population is vaccinated, and the anti vaccine movement is preventing that from happening Cooper Rummell reporting. Time"