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December 11, 2019

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Measles is “Everyone’s Issue.” This and More ID in the News

Healio spoke with IDSA spokesperson Aaron Glatt, M.D., FIDSA, on why measles is now “everyone’s issue” after the deaths of 140,000 people from the disease.
 
“The single most important thing is to vaccinate, and vaccinate earlier rather than later,” Dr. Glatt stated. “Unfortunately, there is a tremendous anti-vaccine lobby out there, which includes celebrities and politicians and public figures — nobody who is an infectious disease physician, and nobody who is a vaccine expert,” he continued. “But you have self-proclaimed nonmedical ‘experts’ who have tremendous sway and they, unfortunately, are listened to. This is not a problem of any one ethnic group or any one region of the world,” Glatt said. “It's everyone's issue to address, every country, every region, every ethnic group and every religion.”

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