As measles hits 21 states, health organizations urge people to vaccinate

Whether it’s newsjacking or a tweet from the CEO, hospitals and others are urging the public to protect themselves and their children.

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Health care websites, government agencies and news outlets are stepping up campaigns urging people to get a measles vaccination as the disease spreads across a wide swath of the country.

Through July 14, measles had infected 107 people in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Aug. 15. The figure approaches the total of 118 for all of last year.

The response has ranged from tweets to brand journalism articles. Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas, reported on its news site, “Doctors Fear Measles Outbreak Could Happen in Texas. State among 21 reporting cases of disease once thought eliminated.”

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