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Renewed Debate Over Vaccines After Widespread Measles Outbreak

According to CBS News, there are now at least 114 confirmed measles cases in 14 states after an outbreak last month at Disneyland in California. Many doctors are starting to refuse treatment to patients who are not vaccinated against the highly contagious disease, saying that allowing these patients into their offices would violate their Hippocratic Oath to do no harm. Others are considering making separate office hours for patients who are not immunized. However, the ramifications of that are not so simple due to the risk of contaminating the doctor’s office and then infecting babies who are too young to be vaccinated. One pediatrician noted that measles is so contagious that these babies may very well catch the disease which can prove fatal for them.

Read the article published by CBS News.