Texas measles outbreak linked to church

30 August 2013Health

Liz Szabo, reporting for USA Today:

The latest measles outbreak is in Texas, where the virus has sickened 25 people, most of whom are members or visitors of a church led by the daughter of televangelist Kenneth Copeland.

Fifteen of the measles cases are centered around Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, whose senior pastor, Terri Pearsons, has previously been critical of measles vaccinations.

Just as doctors and public health officials don’t dish out religious advice, nor should religious leaders provide health advice.

(Via Daring Fireball)