New Measles Outbreak Simulator Demonstrates the Importance of Vaccinations

Apr 17, 2019
Originally published on April 17, 2019 2:06 pm

According to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 confirmed individual cases of measles have been recorded in 20 different states across the nation since the beginning of this year. Since the viral infection was eliminated in the U.S. nearly 19 years ago, the first few months of 2019 saw the second-greatest number of measles cases reported.

Karen D. Liller, professor and director of the Activist Lab in the College of Public Health at University of South Florida, and Dr. Mark Roberts, professor and chair of the department of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, phone into the studio to teach us about their new measles outbreak simulator.

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