During that period, it was revealed that the illness had been completely eradicated in the United States.. But in April 2019, the virus returned in a big way, with more than 600 people contracting it across the country. So on that note, Dr. Marc Siegel had a message for those who were born from 1963 to 1967.
In certain continents, some diseases are more prominent than others, especially when compared to places such as the U.S. and Britain. Measles definitely fits into that particular category, as it continues to affect countries in Asia and Africa. Incredibly, the illness itself can be traced all the way back to the sixth century.
Indeed, it’s believed that the contagious virus developed around the turn of 500 AD. However, the first recorded document didn’t emerge for another few hundred years. At that point, a Persian doctor by the name of Rhazes released a guide that delved into the intricacies of the illness. And the publication was titled The Book of Smallpox and Measles.