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Misinformation is causing measles cases to rise worldwide

February 8, 2019

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United States

In the US, controversial misinformation about the toxicities and ill-effects of vaccines has spurred the anti-vaccine groups across social media. The danger caused by such groups is so great that the WHO declared anti-vaccine campaigners as one of the top ten threats to world health in 2019.

In Clark County, Washington, 50 new cases of measles have now been confirmed, plus 11 suspected cases. In Washington itself there are antivaxxer online communities such as Informed Choice Washington. In a statement, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said, “These outbreaks are due to the anti-vaccine movement.”

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