Measles Threatens U.S., CDC Chief Says

As more parents choose to forgo vaccines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is worried.

“We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result,” Frieden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Measles was declared eliminated by the CDC in 2000, but there are at least 102 reported cases across 14 states right now as parents turn down the vaccine for their children.

“… Not getting your kid vaccinated is not only a risk for you own kid but puts other vulnerable kids in your community at risk,” Frieden said.