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Monday, January 20,2014

Preventable disease showcased in new map

Tracks locations of vaccine-preventable outbreaks

By Josh Gross

A new interactive map from the Council on Foreign Relations pinpoints outbreaks of diseases that can be prevented with vaccines.

Diseases once thought functionally eradicated like mumps and whooping cough are on the rise in recent years due to the spread of anti-vaccine movements. Fairview High in Boulder alone had nine reported cases of whooping cough last year, with another 4 potentials.

See the map below or learn more about it here.

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