" saturday night at 10:00 p.m. eastern on "reel america." >>> according to the cdc, there have been more than 1,000 cases of the measles in the united states so far this year. the largest number since 1992. the cdc attributes the rising number to unvaccinated internal travelers who bring the disease to the u.s. and its spread in pockets of unvaccinated people. next on "reel america" we travel back to 1964 to learn about the history of the highly contagious disease caused by a virus and the development of the measles vaccine. the pharmaceutical company merck with help from the u.s. public health service produced this 20-minute film. >> this is the virus magnified thousands of times by the electron microscope. this, the disease caused by the virus, one which has plagued man since recorded history.
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