(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Mass vaccinations have led to the U.S. and other countries in the Americas to eliminate measles, according to the World Health Organization.
The WHO said Tuesday that a 22-year-old effort for mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas led to the declaration.
The declaration occurred despite a measles outbreak in California stemming from Disneyland, which was linked to declining measles vaccination rates. The outbreak sparked new attention on anti-vaxxers who believed there was a link between vaccines and autisim, which many studies have shown does not exist.
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