Did you know that?
- Measles is one of the leading causes of death for children around the world.
- In the year 2000 only 72% of children worldwide had received the first dose (of two) by their first birthday
- In the year 2000 an estimated 733,000 people died of measles worldwide
- In the year 2008 about 83% of children worldwide had received the first dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday
- In the year 2008 an estimated 164,000 people died of measles worldwide, a net gain of over 550,000 lives from 2000
- As high as 10% of measles cases result in death among populations with high levels of malnutrition and a lack of adequate health care.
- More than 10,000,000 people are affected by measles every year
- 1-2 out of every 1,000 children that get measles will die
- Measles can make a pregnant woman have a miscarriage or give birth prematurely
- There are people who claim measles is not a big deal and “natural immunity” via actually getting the disease is to be preferred to vaccinations. Really? When was the last time the measles vaccine caused 733,000 deaths?