101 confirmed cases of measles in 10 states, including Illinois — CDC

Measles is a potentially fatal disease for children

"You don't just get vaccinated for yourself". But he didn't know how.

"My parents think vaccines are some kind of government scheme", he wrote on the posting. "God knows how I'm still alive".

As anti-vaccination movements metastasize amid outbreaks of risky disease, internet-savvy teenagers are fact-checking their parents' decisions in a digital health reawakening - and seeking their own treatments in bouts of family defiance.

OH is one of 17 states that allow parents to opt out of required vaccines for philosophical reasons, and all but three states allow exemption because of religious beliefs, which more parents are taking advantage of.

In November, Lindenberger asked strangers on Reddit, an online message board, where he could go to get up to date with his shots. His friends were getting vaccinated.

One Ohio teenager whose mother never had him vaccinated made a decision to investigate the facts regarding vaccinations, then defy her and get himself vaccinated once he turned 18 in order to protect against six diseases, including mumps and hepatitis. His mother resisted and claimed there were autism risks from vaccines, a common argument used by anti-vaccination groups that has been widely debunked. Wheeler told Undark her son's decision to get vaccinated was a "a slap in the face". Here's what you need to know. It prevents an outbreak in the larger community, and it helps to protect those who have to bypass certain vaccinations for medical reasons.

Late a year ago, Lindenberger, now a high school senior, confided in a pastor, who suggested he was legally free to make decisions.

Just over a month later, Lindenberger received vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza and HPV at an Ohio Department of Heath office, reported The Washington Post. The other must be a paperwork mistake, she said.

"As the child of anti-vaxxer parents, what vaccines should I get now as an adult?" one user wrote. "I, as well as my siblings, hold the ideology that vaccines are a public health issue, and a personal responsibility to the benefit of the population, not a right you can revoke from your children". The case doesn't seem to be linked to recent outbreaks in the United States.

The report comes as both Canada and the United States face another year of measles outbreaks such as one now underway in Washington State and OR, where support for anti-vaccination has been notable.

"Measles is exquisitely contagious".

A new case of measles has been confirmed in British Columbia - the province's second case of the virus this year.

Travellers at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., were warned last week that people who were in the airport's Terminal One for a four-hour period on January 27, may have contracted the disease. Minnesota is a state where guardians can opt out of required vaccinations if they philosophically object to them.

The tension has complicated his home life.

"Teen-aged female here", reads a Reddit posting from last week.

In Canada, a Vancouver man was diagnosed this past Thursday with the virus but is said to have passed the period during which it is considered infectious.

Lindenberger said he confronted his mother with the information, but she simply rebuffed him.

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