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Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage
Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage

Measles was nearly eliminated across the country nearly 15 years ago, an immunization victory over a highly contagious respiratory virus that once injured thousands and killed hundreds every year. Most measles cases since then have been traced to people infected overseas. But a growing outbreak linked to Disneyland in Southern California — which spread among several unvaccinated children and adults — has touched a nerve, with health officials across the country warning about a rebound in diseases that had been rendered extremely rare. In Baltimore, health officials raced this week to determine whether a 12-month-old girl had measles. The child was treated in emergency rooms...

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