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California's measles outbreak is over, but vaccine fight continues
California's measles outbreak is over, but vaccine fight continues

California officials on Friday declared the end of the Disneyland measles outbreak, but the political battle over immunization that it sparked continues to rage on. In announcing that the health scare had passed, state medical authorities warned that California remains at high risk of another outbreak because immunization levels in some communities remain so low. The state epidemiologist, Dr. Gil Chavez, said immunization rates in some schools are at 50% or lower, creating an ideal environment for the virus to spread quickly. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics last month calculated that the measles virus that caused the outbreak spread in areas where vaccination rates were likely...

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