A complete treatment of measles and the current outbreak
in a lesson for STEM and Social Studies classrooms
with resources for teachers (additional sources and suggested student projects)
The Disease: Measles as a highly contagious disease with potentially long-lasting and deadly complications
Public Health: The current Disneyland outbreak, prevention by vaccination with the MMR vaccine, the difficulty of achieving herd immunity because of exemptions from vaccination.
Science: Bad science and the anti-vaccination movement holds back vaccination coverage rates and compromises herd immunity
Policy: What can be done to convince the vaccination refusers