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New Frontiers in Medicine.
- According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) most American children contracted measles at some point before they turned 15 and a measles vaccine was introduced in 1963. As a result, health professionals studying this infectious disease, have not seen a significant record of the disease in quite some time, until now. This year, health officials are battling the worst year for the disease in 25 years.
Reports show unvaccinated Americans have brought the disease back from abroad. The WHO (World Health Organization) reported a 300% increase in measles cases in the first three months of this year compared with the same time last year.
Our guest in this episode; Professor Allon Moses is the Chairman of the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Hadassah and also the head of Hadassah's newly opened Center for Infectious Diseases. He discusses important questions related Measles and provides the best information regarding protecting yourself and your family from this preventable disease.