1. After being declared eliminated in 2000, measles is making a comeback in the United States.
  2. Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, Interim Health Officer from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, briefs the media outside the Department of Public Health in Los Angeles, California on February 4, 2015, with a general update of the measles outbreak in Los Angeles County. The measles outbreak centered in California has sparked nationwide debate over the issue of parents choosing to or not to vaccinate their children. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
    Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, Interim Health Officer from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, briefs the media outside the Department of Public Health in Los Angeles, California on February 4, 2015, with a general update of the measles outbreak in Los Angeles County. The measles outbreak centered in California has sparked nationwide debate over the issue of parents choosing to or not to vaccinate their children. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  3. A study that has since been discredited has caused many to question the saftey of vaccines. Misinformation and fear are sometimes factors in parents' decision not to vaccinate their children. There are many theories among the public concerning vaccine saftey and motvies of those pushing them.
  4. Many are questioning when personal beliefs became more important than science, and the question of mandating vaccines has been brought to the forefront of the discussion. Many organizations and individuals are speaking out about vaccination.
  5. Should Vaccinations Be Mandatory?
  6. Autism Speaks encouraged parents to vaccinate their children, while celebrity Jenny McCarthy blames the vaccine for her son's Autism.
  7. The US has now had more diagnosed cases of Measles in the first months of 2015 than it typically has in a year. The struggle to contain the disease is ongoing, as is the controversy surrounding vaccinations.
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