Most "traditional" forms of coverage do not address the indirect effects of outbreaks and pandemics, including the loss of business because of public fear of travel. (Photo: Shutterstock) Most ‘traditional’ business insurance policies would not address the indirect effects of outbreaks and pandemics, including the loss of income due to a public travel fear or warning. (Photo: Shutterstock)

After being ”declared eliminated” by the end of the 20th century, measles recently roared back into the United States.

There may not be a singular reason for the resurgence of this highly contagious respiratory disease that causes flu-like symptoms, diarrhea and a blistering rash. But health officials say that some of the responsibility lies with unvaccinated travelers going abroad and then bringing measles back to the U.S., as well as residents here who believe vaccines are unnecessary or cause harmful side effects.

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Denny Jacob

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