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What vaccination really is (and isn’t)

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If you’re following the raging anti-vaccination movement, you’ve seen your fair share of rants, from both sides. Also raging? A resurgence of measles.

According to officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 129 measles cases from 13 states have been reported in the U.S. in 2014 so far, the highest number for the period since 1996.

California happens to be leading the measles surge – there have been at least 58 measles cases this year, nearly all of which have been imported by unvaccinated travelers.  Most of the California cases were in people who were unvaccinated or had no vaccination documentation. Continue reading

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