UNICEF has reported that measles worldwide have surged by 300% in the three months of 2019. UNICEF's report came out on the day that the USA's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that confirmed measles cases in the U.S. are the they've been since the was declared eradicated in 2000. UNICEF reported that an estimated 169 million children have missed out on measles vaccines. It added that 110,000 people ( children) died from measles in 2017, up 22 per cent from the year before. UNICEF said: "The measles will always find unvaccinated children....We need to vaccinate every , in rich and poor countries ."
The CDC blamed the anti-vaxxer (anti-vaccination) for a drop in the of parents vaccinating their children. The anti- movement began in France in 1763, when doctors believed vaccines were . The anti-vaxxer message is now being spread across social media websites. Facebook has vowed to take down anti-vaxxer . The CDC blamed the anti-vaxxer movement for the in measles cases. It said: "A significant factor contributing to the ...is misinformation...about the of the measles vaccine. Some organizations are deliberately targeting...communities with and misleading information about vaccines."