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Scientists thought vaccinations eliminated the measles. What is behind the recent measles outbreak?

Scientists thought vaccinations eliminated the measles. What is behind the recent measles outbreak? The Measles had been thought by many scientists to have been eliminated.  Most of us have had the Measles vaccine, often through the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). It has been unclear as to how long the vaccine would be effective and people who did not get adequate immunity initially were thought to have immunity after a second vaccination. Recently, there have been Measles outbreaks that began during an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine. This led to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland county, Read More »