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What You Need to Know About Measles

Here’s what the measles comeback means for you

AAfter 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.

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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.