Public health officials across the United States find themselves grappling with a surge in cases of the measles. New York City has declared a public health emergency, and the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed more cases in the first 14 weeks of 2019 than in all of 2018.
Over the years, JHUP journals have taken a look at the disease from a variety of perspectives, especially looking at its return since it was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.
Here is a small sampling of JHUP journals content on measles available on Project MUSE. All of these articles will be available free through the end of April 2019:
- Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics published an issue called "To Vaccinate or Not?: Parents’ Stories" in 2016. The issue features narrative essays covering many aspects of the topic
- A 2013 article in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine by Elena Conis tackled "A Mother's Responsibility: Women, Medicine, and the Rise of Contemporary Vaccine Skepticism in the United States"
- Heidi Malm's essay "Immigration Justice and the Grounds for Mandatory Vaccinations" appeared in a 2015 issue of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
- In the Summer 2017 issue of Configurations, Bernice L. Hausman wrote "Immunity, Modernity, and the Biopolitics of Vaccination Resistance," which sought to "reframe public understanding of vaccine skepticism and public health responses to it."