"Measles and Mumps: Disease Comebacks Despite Vaccine Availability" Oct. 9

Part of the annual Human Rights and Social Justice Program

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More than half the cases in the country's measles and mumps outbreaks this year occurred in Ohio. Among all the states, Ohio ties with West Virginia in having the lowest measles-mumps-rubella vaccination coverage. 

A panel discussion on "Measles and Mumps: Disease Comebacks Despite Vaccine Availability" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in 212 MacMillan Hall.

The event is part of a series of lectures, films, exhibits and concerts scheduled as part of the annual Human Rights and Social Justice Program, "Global Partnership for Health Equity and Healthy Sustainable Lives for All."

Panelists include Cameron Hay-Rollins, associate professor of anthropology, and Dyah Miller, coordinator, international services department, American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati – Dayton. 

The Center for Disease Control has reported outbreaks of both measles and mumps this year. More than half the cases in both outbreaks occurred in Ohio. Ohio also ties with West Virginia in having the lowest measles-mumps-rubella vaccination coverage of all the states. Locally, nationally and globally, what can be done to prevent future outbreaks?

Four global health studies students will join the panel and present data for an informed discussion of why outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases are continuing to occur.

Sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures and Global Initiatives in partnership with the global health studies program and the American Red Cross - International Services.