Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Matus, chief of the Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit, along with Dr. Desiree Pastor, regional advisor on measles and rubella, were interviewed by the television channel Univision to discuss measles, a matter that has recently received significant media attention. This media attention is mainly due to the recent outbreaks that have affected the Region, particularly an outbreak that was linked to the Disneyland theme park in California.
The interview was televised as a segment on Univision's nighttime news on February 15. The highly contagious nature of the virus and the erroneous connection between the measles vaccine and autism, a fear that contributed to many people not getting vaccinated and becoming susceptible to measles, were among the topics discussed. If you would like to see the video, please click here: Univision Interview (in spanish)