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Rockland County, New York, is experiencing one of the country's worst measles outbreaks.

US health officials threatened to invoke a rare ‘Do Not Board’ travel ban to contain the country’s growing measles outbreak

Eight people believed to be infected with measles had to cancel their flights after health officials threatened to invoke a travel ban.
A child is vaccinated for measles and mumps.

77% of Americans believe kids should be vaccinated against measles even if their parents object, poll shows

The news comes amid what public health experts call a "completely avoidable" outbreak of 764 measles cases recorded in the United States this year.
The measles virus.

Despite proposed fines for anti-vaxxers in Germany and New York, vaccine exemption bills may be on the rise

Germany and New York recently introduced bills to fine people who fail to vaccinate. But policies that let people forgo vaccinations may be on the rise.
Actress Jenny McCarthy speaks at a rally calling for healthier vaccines June 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. Many at the rally are concerned about the connection between heavy metals in vaccines and autism.

How former ‘The View’ host Jenny McCarthy became the face of the anti-vaxx movement

Jenny McCarthy is one of the most well-known voices of the anti-vaxx movement, which uses false claims and junk science to argue against vaccines.
Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles

Anti-vaxx memes are thriving on Instagram

While Facebook introduced a policy aimed at combatting vaccine misinformation on its platforms, anti-vax memes continue to thrive on Instagram.
Pedestrians walk near the Yeshiva Kehilath Yakov School in the South Williamsburg neighborhood, April 9, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City has ordered all yeshivas in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn to exclude from classes all students who aren't vaccinated against measles or face fines or possible closure.

Measles is spreading rapidly in New York City — 94 more people have gotten sick this month. Elsewhere, the infection has killed more than 1,200 ...

Measles cases are on the rise in the US and around the globe as more people forego vaccines. But not everyone who skips the vaccine wants to.

A Google employee in Silicon Valley has been diagnosed with measles according to a report

YouTube, where much of the anti-vax content resides, said it considers the videos "dangerous or harmful," but still allows them on its site.
Children are especially at risk for measles, a highly infectious disease that can be deadly if left untreated.

A New York county banned unvaccinated children from public spaces after declaring a measles outbreak emergency

Rockland County recorded 153 cases of measles since October. Now unvaccinated children will be banned from schools, malls, and places of worship.