• These Are the Riskiest Cities and Counties For Infectious Disease Epidemics

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Eighteen states allow parents to opt their children out of immunizations for non-medical reasons. And in those states, the high exemption rate is putting kids at risk for contracting and spreading vaccine-preventable pediatric diseases including whooping cough and measles.
    A new study has identified pockets of vulnerability in two-thirds of those 18 states. Of the top 10 counties with the highest exemption rates, eight are in Idaho, according to findings, which were published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday.
    The study also ranked urban areas and found 15 with the most exemptions...
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