Measles Still Threatens Health Security | CDC
From the CDC:
Usually there are about 60 cases per year [of measles], but 2013 saw a spike in American communities – some 175 cases and counting – virtually all linked to people who brought the infection home after foreign travel.
Three-fold increase since last year. Why is this so? What happened in Brooklyn helps tell the story:
A total of 58 cases were identified, including six generations of measles infection in two neighborhoods of the borough of Brooklyn. All cases were in members of the orthodox Jewish community. No case was identified in a person who had documented measles vaccination at the time of exposure; 12 (21%) of the cases were in infants too young (aged <12 months) for routine immunization with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Of note, they were all aged 0-32. The 12 who were too young to be vaccinated could have been protected via herd immunity.
This is what the anti-vaccine movement has brought us.