The Transylvania Times -

Why Immunize? Because What We Do Matters

 


Most young parents in the U.S. have never seen the devastating effects that diseases like polio, measles or whooping cough can have on a family. But talk to anyone who grew up prior to the mid-20th century and they will be able to tell you of those they knew who suffered and died as a result of these illnesses.

It’s easy to think of these diseases as things of the past, but they are making a comeback in communities with low immunization rates. In 2014, there were 60 cases of whooping cough reported in Buncombe County. There were 668 cases of measles in the U.S. in 2014, the greatest num...



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