Measles outbreak complicates 2 big Amish events

July 1, 2014 5:08 PM

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Measles outbreak complicates 2 big Amish events

SHILOH, Ohio — Visitors from around the world to two upcoming events in Ohio’s Amish country could come away with more than they bargained for, health officials fear — a case of measles from the nation’s largest outbreak in two decades.

The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks to a lower rate of vaccination among the Amish and the difficulty public health authorities had in getting the word out...

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