How one unvaccinated child sparked Minnesota measles outbreak

June 10, 2014 9:54 AM

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How one unvaccinated child sparked Minnesota measles outbreak

A measles outbreak in Minnesota offers a case study of how the disease is transmitted in the United States today: An unvaccinated person travels abroad, brings measles back and infects vulnerable people -- including children who are unprotected because their parents chose not to vaccinate them.

That's the conclusion of a report published online June 9 in Pediatrics that details the 2011 outbreak that sickened 19 children and two adults in the state.

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