1. Comeback

    Measles Hit 15-Year High

A Yemeni child cries while receiving measles vaccine during the second phase of vaccination campaign in the capital Sanaa on March 31, 2012. Health workers planned to protect 1.5 million kids living in the areas worst affected by the outbreak in the first phase of the campaign earlier this month as 26,000 volunteers started the second phase on March 31 to vaccinate another 6.8 million kids. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Measles in the United States reached a 15-year high in 2011, with 222 reported cases, a study by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases stated Thursday. Ninety percent of the cases could be tracked to other countries. Until last year, there had been only about 60 cases per year between 2001 and 2010. Last year had the highest number since 1996, when there were 508 cases. The NCIRD director said: “We don’t have to have this much measles. Measles is preventable. Unvaccinated people put themselves and other people at risk for measles and its complications.”

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