How measles work and why you should vaccinate against it

Despite the fact that an effective, inexpensive vaccine is readily available, measles killed 15 people per hour worldwide in 2015, according to the World Health Organization. The good news is that, because of vaccination programs, this represents a 79% decline in measles deaths since 2000. The bad news is that, because some people chose not to vaccinate, there were outbreaks in countries with advanced health care systems including the United States, Canada and some countries in Europe

This video from Kurz Gesagt - In a Nutshell looks at how measles works and how the vaccine counteracts it. Remember, vaccines are a public health issue and the life you are putting at risk, or saving, may not be your own.

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