Measles Outbreak: New Case In Georgia, But Surrounding States Say They Are Prepared

February 11, 2015
by Elizabeth Whitman
International Business Times

Vaccination rates are relatively low in South Carolina, where 89.2 percent of preschoolers are vaccinated, compared with 91.1 percent nationally, according to a survey by Trust for America's Health. However, Dr. Linda Bell, a state epidemiologist, told a local paper that in kindergarten 96.8 percent of children had been vaccinated with two MMR shots. Live Healthy SC, South Carolina's public health blog, posted information about the measles virus and the ongoing outbreak, urging readers to vaccinate themselves and their families. The "measles (MMR) vaccine is the best way to protect yourself" from the virus and to prevent outbreaks, it said, in bold print.

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