Measles and whopping cough have been linked to vaccine refusal and gaps in preventative vaccinations. The new findings published in JAMA found that undervaccinated and unvaccinated individuals contribute to the rise in measles and whopping cough.

For the study, the authors searched medical literature reports for measles outbreaks in the U.S. since it’s been declared to have been eliminated, along with studies about vaccine delay or exemption.

The researchers identified 18 studies regarding measles containing 1,416 measles cases and over half that had no history of measles vaccination. Of 970 studies containing detailed vaccination histories, 574 cases were unvaccinated despite being eligible and 71 percent of these had nonmedical exemptions from the vaccine.


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