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The anti-vaxx movement is fueling the measles epidemic by deliberately targeting most affected communities

So far this year, 880 cases of measles have been confirmed across 24 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the greatest number of cases reported in 25 years and since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000.

Despite efforts by health officials to quash misinformation about vaccines, however, the anti-vaxx movement appears to be growing. As Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center, one of the oldest and most well-established anti-vax groups, previously told INSIDER: “there is no question there are more families than ever involved now.” And, anti-vaxxers are deliberately targeting communities where measles has hit the hardest, according to The Washington Post.

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