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Why do parents worry about vaccines?

Why do parents worry about vaccines? By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing We are in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of July 25th, been more than 1,100 cases have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of the year. That’s the highest number since 1992 — and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Given that measles is extremely contagious — the virus can linger in rooms even…

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