Roald Dahl Pushes Measles Vaccine On Parents After Losing Daughter To The Virus

February 3, 2015 2:35 PM

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Roald Dahl Pushes Measles Vaccine On Parents After Losing Daughter To The Virus

A letter Roald Dahl, the late British novelist known for titles such as Matilda and The BFG, published in 1962 in favor of the measles virus vaccination is making its way around the Internet in light of the recent outbreak, the country’s worst case in 20 years.

Dahl is an advocate for this particular vaccine because his daughter, Olivia, who was 7, died of the virus. At the time of her death, there was no vaccine available; the first wasn’t licensed in the U.S. until the following year, reported The Telegraph. And while the letter touches on his final days...

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