Hundreds Of Kids In Washington State Are Getting Sick From A Preventable Illness

Thanks to vaccines, we've managed to all but eliminate many childhood illnesses. The polio vaccine, for instance, brought worldwide cases of polio down from 350,000 in the 1970s to just 74 in 2015. Measles, mumps, and rubella were all considered illnesses children had to suffer through until the MMR vaccine was created.Mumps in particular spreads among people in close quarters, and widespread vaccination created a herd immunity that brought the number of cases down by 99 percent, according...

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