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UNICEF has reported that measles cases worldwide [have / has] surged by 300% in the first three months of 2019. UNICEF's report came out on the same day [that / what] the USA's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that [confirmed / confirmation] measles cases in the U.S. are the highest they've been [for / since] the disease was declared [eradicated / educated] in 2000. UNICEF reported that an [estimate / estimated] 169 million children worldwide have missed out [in / on] measles vaccines. It [added / addition] that 110,000 people (mostly children) died from measles in 2017, up 22 per cent from the year before. UNICEF said: "The measles virus will always find unvaccinated children....We need to vaccinate [every / all] child, in rich and poor countries [likely / alike] ."

The CDC [blamed / blaming] the anti-vaxxer (anti-vaccination) movement for a [droop / drop] in the number of parents vaccinating their children. The anti-vaccination movement began in France in 1763, when doctors [belief / believed] vaccines were harmful. The anti-vaxxer [messages / message] is now being [widely / width] spread across social media websites. Facebook has vowed to take [up / down] anti-vaxxer posts. The CDC blamed the anti-vaxxer movement for the [rise / rose] in measles cases. It said: "A significant factor contributing to the outbreaks...is misinformation...about the [safe / safety] of the measles vaccine. Some organizations are [deliberate / deliberately] targeting...[communities / community] with inaccurate and misleading information about vaccines."

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