America's Measles outbreak at highest point in 25 years

Measles in the U.S. is closing in on 700 cases this year, a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.
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Your health into a new and alarming headline involving the measles today we learned that the outbreak in this country is now believed to be at its highest point in 25 years in fact. 61 new cases here in New York City alone including two pregnant women. Let's get right to ABC's chief medical editor doctor Jan asked him has been following this every step of the way witnessed and jet a lot of people are wondering. They had the measles vaccine years ago and their early years is it still effective. That's the good news David is that this vaccine is considered to give you lifelong immunity so no booster shot is needed with this vaccine what do you also can't remember because it was so long ago whether or not you had that second shot that follow up shot should you be concerned and most people can't remember right or they don't have the documentation but in an outbreak setting. One dose is considered to be sufficient because it protects you 93%. But if you're unsure if there is no harm in getting a second us no harm in the second to a source doctor Jan estimate estimates and thanks as always.

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