We have a thread about vaccinations here, but this goes above and beyond. Get your shots. The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World's Worst Measles Outbreaks "Fifteen years ago, the Philippines had nearly eliminated measles, but the virus has made a strong comeback. Since January, the Philippines has had one of the worst measles outbreaks in the world: more than 33,000 cases and 466 deaths from the vaccine-preventable disease. The outbreak has been driven by distrust of vaccines as well as by declining rates of routine childhood immunization in the sprawling island nation."