More than 700 cases of measles in Quebec

CTV Montreal – More than 700 cases of measles in Quebec – CTV News.

For the first time since 2007 Quebec is dealing with a widescale measles outbreak.

Vaccination rates against measles have dropped since 1998, when a medical researcher faked research and falsely claimed there was a link between a preservative used in a measles vaccine and autism.

That research has since been thoroughly discredited, the journal that published the study has apologized, and the doctor involved has been stripped of his medical license.

Credit: @stevesilberman on twitter

More evidence of the damaging Wakefield effect. The story of measles outbreaks are widespread.

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