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.”
This is just one of the news pieces that IDSA and our member spokespersons contributed to, in addition to others in the pipeline. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to see the latest news and opinion pieces featuring IDSA, HIVMA and our members.
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- Healthline: Norovirus: The Powerful Illness That Shut Down a School District — What You Need to Know (Amesh Adalja, M.D., FIDSA)
- Infection Control Today: Pediatric Hospital’s Deaths From Aspergillus Infection Now at 6 (John Lynch, M.D., FIDSA)
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