Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The High Cost of Failure to Immunize Children

Source: Mother Jones
I had a case of the mumps as an adult, and was quite sick. I ran a high fever for days, had a complication, and was hospitalized. I know it was once regarded as a "childhood disease", as was measles, but these can cause serious illness. They are preventable, but there are those who spread false stories about dangers of immunization, and where those stories are believed, epidemics occur as the map shows.

Check out this very good interactive graphic on the epidemics of some of the common diseases that can be prevented by immunization.

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