A judge could decide whether to order four children in a Michigan family to get the measles vaccine against the wishes of their parents.
The current measles outbreak which originated in the Disneyland theme park has infected at least 84 people in 14 states, including Michigan, according to the CDC.
Officials say the case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in California.
With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
“In Michigan we have fewer kids than most states who are up to date on their vaccinations…”
Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Cases of the measles seem to be on the rise and Michigan is one of the 16 states reporting cases since mid-August.
Michigan health officials say a preliminary report of disease case counts from 2011 indicates childhood vaccination programs are effective