If it isn’t one communicable, and fairly preventable, disease,it’s another. They rage through day cares, theme parks, workplaces and shopping malls. And yet,Americans resist the vaccinations that would safeguard most of themfrom getting sick.

The Centers for Disease Control had barely updated itsflu season checklist when Disneyland experienced ameasles outbreak. With the often deadly disease snaking its wayaround the Southwest and into Mexico, CDC officials urged thepublic to get a measles vaccination.

CDC officials said 2014 saw the highest number of measlescases in two decades.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.