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As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does ‘Anti-Vax’ Movement Persist?

News Picture: As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does

Latest Infectious Disease News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Measles outbreaks across the United States — including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified — have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated. These …

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4-year-old dies from flu after members of anti-vax Facebook group advise his mom to use thyme and elderberries instead of Tamiflu

4-year-old dies from flu after members of anti-vax Facebook group advise his mom to use thyme and elderberries instead of Tamiflu

This week, the state of Colorado suffered its second pediatric flu death of the season. The first, in January, was a school-aged child outside the Denver metro area. The second, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, was a 4-year-old boy from Pueblo. Now, just days after …

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Colorado boy dies of flu after mom took Facebook anti-vax group tips

Colorado boy dies of flu after mom took Facebook anti-vax group tips

The mother of a Colorado preschooler who died from the flu ignored a doctor’s prescription and tried alternative, “natural” methods recommended in an anti-vaccine Facebook group, according to reports. The mother of the boy posted on a Facebook group — called “Stop Mandatory Vaccination” — that two of her four …

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