Tougher laws a likely legacy of the Disneyland measles outbreak | Reuters

March 3, 2015 12:11 PM

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Tougher laws a likely legacy of the Disneyland measles outbreak
| Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chris Barr had no problem getting his eight children exempted from vaccinations when they went to school. First in California, and later when the family moved to Arkansas, the natural healing practitioner simply signed a piece of paper stating that his personal beliefs didn’t allow the immunizations.

Such exclusions may not be so easy to obtain going forward. This year’s highly publicized measles outbreaks, which have infected more than 150 people in 17 states, are no longer front page news. But they could well have a lasting public health legacy. Already, lawmakers in at least 10 states are pro...

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