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Measles poses growing threat to kids as vaccinations decline globally, CDC and WHO warn

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  • Global child vaccination rates against measles have dropped to their lowest level since 2008, according to the CDC and WHO.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic severely disrupted vaccination services, resulting in millions of kids missing their measles shots.
  • There is growing concern that measles, which is highly contagious and a serious health risk to the unvaccinated, could stage a comeback.

The U.S. officially eliminated measles more than 20 years but travelers sometimes bring the virus into the country. This can cause outbreaks if vaccination rates are too low in their communities, according to the CDC.

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