The El Al staff member fell ill on a flight in March and died five months later.
Some states are considering legislation that would make it easier to seek an immunization exemption. This is a step in the wrong direction.
704 of this year's cases were reported from January 1 to April 26, which means 277—over a quarter of the number of cases reported to date—have surfaced in the last five weeks.
The anti-vaccine lobby has only grown more powerful as measles spreads across the U.S. Unless congressional action is taken, other vaccine-preventable diseases are likely to rise.
Those who fail to obey the vaccination order face a fine of up to $1,000.
We need to protect the most vulnerable: babies, people with cancer, transplant recipients, and children for whom the vaccine does not confer immunity.
"God knows how I'm still alive," Lindenberger wrote on Reddit.
The same Russian trolls who attempted to provoke racial tensions and influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election were also responsible for spreading propaganda against vaccinations.
"Urgent medical care is the only thing standing between these communities and utter devastation."
The disease can take three weeks to show symptoms.
A study suggests even a 5 percent decline in MMR vaccine adherence could spark a measles outbreak in the U.S.
"Herd immunity" still isn't statistically achievable in small pockets of the country, according to a new report from the CDC.
Home-schooled children are still permitted to forgo immunization.
"It benefits everyone to do all that is possible to prevent anyone from requiring medical attention," writes Jae Won Joh, a doctor.
83 percent of Americans think the measles vaccine is safe.