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The Rise in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Posted on by Gabriella Meltzer

The development of vaccines has changed modern history by preventing diseases that once killed millions of people. But there have recently been outbreaks of childhood maladies thought to have been eliminated. Most Americans don't remember measles, because the disease was declared eradicated in the year 2000. But, from New York to California, recent outbreaks are reminders of the potentially deadly disease, due to a drop in the vaccination of vulnerable children. Laurie Garrett appears on a panel with Seth Mnookin to discuss this topic, in this episode of KCRW's To The Point with Warren Olney.