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Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines

June 15th, 2011 4:49 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report Landon Lewis, 4, was living in a Minneapolis homeless shelter when he fell ill, first with a fever of 104 degrees, then with a red rash on his forehead.


It took two visits to a doctor to diagnose a disease clinic staff hadn't seen in years: measles.


Landon is one of at least 152 cases of measles diagnosed in the USA so far this year — twice the number seen in a typical year, and the biggest outbreak in 15 years, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half of patients have had to be hospitalized.


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