In the past few years, the cases of Measles have suddenly increased at an excessive rate in the US. An explainable reason behind this is the viral fake news on the internet which convinced people that MMR vaccine causes autism. But, it has been proved in a study of over 600,000 Danish kids that there is no relation between symptoms of autism and MMR vaccinated or non-vaccinated kids. The researchers analyzed and tracked the data on children born from 1999 to 2010, up to the age of 13.
The research was conducted by a few researchers of the University of Copenhagen, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen and Stanford University School of Medicine. Anders Hviid, a senior researcher from this team said that he didn’t think that they could convince the anti-vaxxers. He also added that he is more concerned that perhaps a huge numbers of parents who come across anti-vaccine propaganda and pseudoscience online may become unconcerned and uncertain.
According to the reports of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were six outbreaks of measles in various cities of United States, in the beginning, two months of the year 2019 which reported 159 infected people who were highly contagious. The most number of outbreaks were reported from regions of Oregon and Portland with 68 infected patients.
A broadcasting company has reported that this anti-vaccine wave is the main reason which showed a steady decline in the vaccine uptake as well as, the number of infected people is fives time more than last few years in the US. This has affected the health rates of the country and government is continuously trying to win over the situation. The World Health Organization has taken its major to step against the anti-vaccination movement by mentioning it in the list of Top Ten Threats of Global Health, 2019.