A Review Of The Literature

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A Review of the Literature
In the month of December 2015, the CDC inform the public that there had been about 129 cases of Measles that were found to have been originated at the Disneyland California. The CDC stated the United States experienced a large, multi-state measles outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. The outbreak likely started from a traveler who became infected overseas with measles, then visited the amusement park while infectious; however, no source was identified (CDC.) The Measles outbreak has sparked a renew controversy within the vaccine communities the pro and anti-vaccine camps have been fighting for this issue for a while.
After my review of the “Vaccine Wars.” a Frontline documentary, where the issue is broadly discussed, the “Vaccine Wars,” gives an inside look at the controversy that is vaccination for children in the United States. To understand this dilemma lets go to the source what is a Vaccine? A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing micro-organism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins (Merriam,) since it’s invention vaccines have saved countless lives throughout the world.
The disagreement concerning vaccination for children has been the argument for many parents, when vaccines are given, the human body generates antibodies against the foreign substance, thus generating a defense mechanism for immunity to occur. Parenting…

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