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Here’s what the measles comeback means for you

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After months of lab tests, patient interviews, and emergency vaccinations, public health officials in Clark County, Washington, announced that the local measles outbreak was finally over. It was late April 2019 and 71 people — nearly all of them children — had contracted measles since the start of the year.

While county health officials could not say for certain how measles had arrived in their community, the likeliest source was a measles-infected child who had recently returned from Ukraine — a country where public distrust of government coupled with anti-vaccination social media campaigns have helped fuel the largest measles epidemic…

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