By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror
A new study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a prominent medical journal, lists Maricopa County as one of the U.S. counties most likely to experience a measles outbreak.
The study, produced by the team of researchers that in 2015 correctly predicted where the Zika outbreak would strike, ranked Maricopa County No. 6, behind two counties – Queens in New York and King in Washington – that have already had measles outbreaks this year.
The researchers looked at population size, rates of non-medical exemptions from vaccination and incoming international air travel volume.