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What You Need to Know About Measles

Here’s what the measles comeback means for you

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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

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.