Hollywood, California – Maureen McCormick disagrees with the anti-vaccination group that uses her image to damp the measles severity.
The band refers to the episode "Brady's Bunch" from 1969 in which McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on a family sitcom, catches the measles along with her other siblings. In this, Marcia says, "If you have to get sick, you certainly can't beat measles."
"I think it's really bad when people today use pictures of people to promote anything they want to promote, and they don't ask for a picture of a person they use, or have no idea where they stand," McCormick said. NPR.
She also added that her own daughter had been vaccinated.
"Having measles was not fun," McCormick reminded, when she actually got measles as a child. "I remember spreading through my family."
Related: measles outbreak is the largest because the disease was declared in 2000
McCormick's concern about anti-vaxers using her image to support their agenda comes as measles cases in the United States have exceeded the highest number in the record because the disease was declared phased out nationwide in 2000.
Most cases in the United States have appeared in communities with low virus vaccination rates, according to public health officials.
Measles are a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or when someone comes in contact with them or touches them, touching the same objects or surfaces. Symptoms of measles may include fever, cough, runny nose, water eyes, and red spot rash.