Trust issues – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

In November, 2017, we published an Editorial on measles vaccination, calling for stronginterventions to curb preventable diseases. 18 months later, how have things changed?As reported in a news story in this issue, 229 000 cases of measles were reportedin 2018, and 98 countries reported an increase in cases compared with 2017. Measlesis a global health crisis and it is getting worse. Although the reasons vary by country,mistrust and misplaced reluctance to vaccinate, largely related to unfounded fearsover safety, are important contributing factors from the Philippines to France, fromUkraine to the USA.

Source: Trust issues – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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