The World Health Organization is blaming complacency by parents for the increasing cases of measles worldwide.
More than 50 cases have been reported recently in Washington state and Oregon. The W-H-O reports that the immunization rate in Washington is 90 percent and says that is insufficient to stop an outbreak.
The W-H-O argues parents who may be doubting the science and are not getting their children vaccinated are part of the reason for the increase in cases. The W-H-O claims that more than 21 million lives have been saved since 2000 because of vaccinations.
The United States is not the only country seeing an increase. The number of cases in Europe has reached a 10-year high.