How the Measles Outbreak Can Open the Door to Many Other Diseases

Every time we get sick and don’t fall gravely ill, we should thank our immune systems. The CDC estimates that as many as 56,000 people die from the flu or flu-like illness each year. These include vulnerable populations such as people with autoimmune disorders, small children, the elderly, and people that are already sick. Generally healthy people can fight off cold/flu symptoms rather quickly and the more serious diseases such as polio, measles, and rubella, have all been eliminated in the United States. So, there’s nothing to worry about, right?

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