DECATUR- Measles is a disease many of
us don't worry about anymore. But there's been a spike this year--one
of the worst years for measles in more than a decade.
159 cases of measles across the United
States. The reason.. Public health leaders say is that people aren't
getting their children vaccinated for philosophical reasons.
There have been no confirmed cases in
Macon County. The states of outbreak--Texas, New York and North
Teri Luckenbill at Decatur Public
Schools says kids are required to be vaccinated against measles at
age one and again at school age.
She says kids need these immunizations
by October 15th, or they'll be asked to leave school.