Northwest Now

Measles - Oct. 3

Season 6 Episode 604 | 25m 40s  | Video has closed captioning.

Measles was just about wiped-out in the United States, until recently. Now, due to an increasing desire by young parents to opt-out of immunizations, the protection associated with so-called "herd immunity" is starting to slip away resulting in a new outbreak of a truly awful disease. Statewide, the opt-out rate is six percent compared to the two percent average rate across the country.

Aired: 10/03/14

Rating: NR

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