Measles in Arizona by the numbers

Maryn McKenna has an excellent post on 2008’s measles outbreak in Arizona. 14 confirmed patients, 8,321 individuals tracked down, 15,120 work hours lost at 7 Arizona hospitals due to furloughs of staff who were not appropriately vaccinated, and almost $800,000 spent by 2 hospitals just to contain the disease–and it all could have been prevented.


  1. #1 eddie
    May 4, 2011

    I do hope there’s some kind of sanction against non-vaccinated people, especially hospital staff.

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